Philippe Rousseau / Still Life with Asparagus / 1860sPhilippe Rousseau
Still Life with Asparagus

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Creator Name: Rousseau, Philippe
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1816 - 1887
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Philippe Rousseau
Title: Still Life with Asparagus
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1860
Creation End Date: 1869
Creation Date: 1860s
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 34.5cm x 65cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "Ph. Rousseau. / a son ami A Arago"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1980.284
Credit Line: Bequest of Noah L. Butkin
Context: Rousseau was profoundly influenced by the atmospheric still lifes of Jean Siméon Chardin, whom the artist and other French painters like François Bonvin rediscovered in the middle of the 19th century. a comparison with Chardin's work on the adjacent wall shows that Rousseau similarly depicts foodstuffs on a simple kitchen table concentrating on rich textures and restrained, almost monochromatic colors.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1980.284
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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