Goatherd Opposite the Falls of Tivoli

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
15-1/2 x 11-5/8 in.
Credit line
Emma Harter Sweetser Fund
Accession number
81.1
Collection
Currently On View In
Norb and Ruth Schaefer, Sr. & Norb and Carolyn Schaefer Gallery - H211

In 1817 Michallon was awarded a prize created especially for him at the insistence of his teachers. The prestigious honor allowed the young artist to spend the next two years in Italy, where he painted numerous outdoor sketches such as this one.

The falls at Tivoli were a favorite of foreign artists visiting Italy. Michallon used loose brushwork and a luminous palette to render his view of the countryside. The goatherd gazing at the famous waterfalls represents a much more informal technique and subject than the dramatic themes Michallon attempted in his larger, historical landscape paintings.

Provenance Research is on-going at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and information will be added to this record as research is completed. Please contact Annette Schlagenhauff, Assoc. Curator of Research, at aschlagenhauff@imamuseum.org with any questions.
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