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A River in Normandy

1824–1825

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Richard Parkes Bonington, a keen observer of nature, traveled through France making sketches of the effects of light and atmosphere on the rivers and landscapes he saw. Eugène Delacroix, a fellow artist and friend of Bonington, admired his "marvelous understanding of effects, and the facility of his execution . . . the lightness of touch which . . . makes his pictures as it were like diamonds that delight the eye."

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