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Part of European Paintings
Édouard Bertin (French, Paris 1797–1871 Paris)
Accession Number: 1986.296
Achille-Etna Michallon (French, Paris 1796–1822 Paris)
Date: 1818Accession Number: 1994.376
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This gallery features small-scale works, largely painted on paper rather than on canvas, that attest to the proliferation of plein-air painting in the early nineteenth century, especially among French artists working in Italy. Oil sketching out-of-doors tended to be preparatory to more finished studio compositions and eventually led to the successive innovations of the Romantics, Realists, and Impressionists.
This gallery is one of ten that comprise the Henry J. Heinz II Galleries.
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