Route Le Long D’une Rivière (Road Along A River)

Johan Barthold Jongkind

Dutch, 1819 - 1891

Route le long d’une rivière (Road Along a River), 1865

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Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 13 3/16 × 18 5/16 in. (33.5 × 46.5 cm)

Gift of The Whiting Foundation, 1986.14

The marine and landscape specialist Johan Barthold Jongkind was, perhaps, the most important precursor of the French Impressionist movement. He served as mentor to Eugène-Louis Boudin and to the young Claude Monet, whom he encountered in the summer of 1862. Monet was greatly impressed with Jongkind’s sparkling plein-air (outdoor) sketches and watercolors, later writing, “He was my real master, and it was to him that I owed the final education of my eye.”Jongkind customarily composed his paintings in his studio, consulting the sketches he had made on the spot. Though probably not painted out-of-doors, Route le long d’une rivière nonetheless conveys the freshness and freedom of a rapidly executed plein-air impression. These were the very qualities that attracted Monet and, as Boudin said, “opened the door through which all the Impressionists passed.”

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