Effect of Autumn, Fontainebleau

Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, 1807-1876)ca. 1870

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

A solitary peasant woman bearing a heavy bundle makes her way across a marshy plain under an overcast sky. This melancholy autumn scene employs a restricted range of colors.


  • Title: Effect of Autumn, Fontainebleau
  • Creator: Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, 1807-1876)
  • Date Created: ca. 1870
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, 1807-1876)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore, before 1878 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: oil paintings; panel paintings
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] In black at lower left: N. Diaz
  • Exhibitions: The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. 2008-2009., The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890., Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
  • Dimensions: H: 11 11/16 x W: 16 3/8 in. (29.7 x 41.6 cm); Framed H: 28 1/8 x W: 23 1/4 x D: 4 3/8 in. (71.44 x 59.06 x 11.11 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1878
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.43

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