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Près de la Caverne, Terrain Brûlé
Salted paper print, from paper negative
26 x 19.8 cm (10 1/4 x 7 13/16 ins)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purchase, The Herbert and Nannette Rothschild Memorial Fund Gift, in memory of Judith Rothschild, 1996, Accession Number: 1996.303
Curatorial description (Accessed: 10 January 2018)
An atypical work for the naturalistically inclined Cuvelier, this highly Romantic image of two people sitting below the skeletons of burned pine trees and looking into the featureless distance like the contemplative figures in the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, was no doubt a response to the startling sight of the charred landscape.