La Mal'aria by Antoine-Auguste-Ernest Hébert

This painting by French academic artist Hébert depicts a family of Italian peasants escaping a malaria epidemic by raft, a scene inspired by events Hébert had witnessed while in Italy.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
56.6 x 81.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
2012
Vendor:
Simon Reynolds

It is a reduced-scale copy by the artist of his award-winning Salon entry of 1850 (now in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris).

Provenance

The artist's descendants; Simon Reynolds; Christie's, 1995.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606 www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £10.50)

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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