A sense of serenity permeates this scene of cattle at rest during a sunny day on the Normandy coast.

Troyon was born in Sèvres, France, home of the porcelain factory. He traveled the country as an artists for as long as his finances lasted, then would return home to work as a decorator and painter at the factory. He was associated and studied under artitsts who worked in the Barbizon style. He began to flourish as an artist when he found his area of expertise, in animals.


  • Title: Repose
  • Creator: Constant Troyon (French, 1810-1865)
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • 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: Constant Troyon (French, 1810-1865)
  • 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
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Lower left: Troyon
  • Exhibitions: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016., The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890., Public Property. 2012.
  • Dimensions: H: 28 3/8 x W: 34 13/16 in. (72 x 88.5 cm); Framed H: 41 7/16 x W: 49 1/16 x D: 4 15/16 in. (105.2 x 124.6 x 12.5 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1878
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.16

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