Emile van Marcke de Lummen (French, 1827-1890)
L’Abreuvoir (The Watering Place)
Oil on canvas
27 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches
Gift of Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine
Emile van Marcke de Lummen was active in the Barbizon School, a group of artists named after a small village on the outskirts of the Forest of Fontainebleau, about 40 miles from Paris. The artists who settled there advocated painting directly from nature and were devoted to rural subjects and to landscape painting as an art form in its own right.