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Summer Landscape near Fontainebleau, France
  • Summer Landscape near Fontainebleau, France

    TitleSummer Landscape near Fontainebleau, France
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 73 x 92 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 101 x 120 x 9 cm
  • DatingSigned 1876
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Oscar Törnå, Swedish, born 1842, dead 1894
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 1733
  • AcquisitionGift 1911 accountant Måns Scherdin and Jenny Scherdin
  • ExhibitedNationalmuseum, Room 1434 1870-1900
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    While staying in France in 1876, Oscar Törnå discovered French plein-air painting. This novelty of painting outdoors is illustrated in his forest landscape from Fontainebleau. In the centre of the picture stands the artist’s portable easel. The canvas size indicates that this is no small oil study but a full-scale work. Other Swedish artists besides Törnå were beginning to take an interest in the new trend of plein-air, or outdoor painting at the time, and the style thus became established also in Sweden.