Jules Jacques Veyrassat
Veyrassat painted with watercolor in a way that has become popular today. He applied transparent washes of color to the page in a looser style than many of his contemporaries. He may have seen early 19th-century watercolors by British artists who experimented with this technique. This scene of ferry horses recalls the compositions of the English romantic painter John Constable. British art was very influential, especially on French landscape painting, in the decades after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.
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Inscription: [Signature] In watercolor at lower left: J. Veyrassat; [Number] In graphite on verso: 18
Medium: watercolor with graphite underdrawing on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper.
Credit line: Acquired by William T. Walters.
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