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The Large Clock Tower, Evreux

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The Large Clock Tower, Evreux

Artist: Richard P. Bonington (British, 1802 - 1828)

Date: 1824
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Overall: 17 7/16 x 12 1/4in. (44.3 x 31.1cm)
Image: 13 3/16 x 8 1/4in. (33.5 x 21cm)
Signed: Lower left: 'Bonington.1824'
Inscribed: Center above image: 'P226' Lower right, below image: 'Lith. de G. Engelmann' Center, below image: 'Tour du gros Horloge, batie sous la domination des Anglais en 1417 / EVREUX'
Credit Line: Gift of Edward W. Root
Object number: 53.10
Label Text
Bonington had only four years to live when, at the age of twenty-two, he produced this lithograph. It was made the year his reputation was established in France by winning a gold medal for a painting he exhibited at the Paris Salon. It is one of a number of exquisitely executed views he made of various picturesque or--as the text at the bottom of this image suggests--historically significant sites in the towns and cities of northern France. Prints such as this impressed Bonington's fellow artists in France and England. The painters Théodore Géricault and Joseph M.W. Turner both acknowledged the influence he had on their work.

February 2005
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