Mountain Landscape with River and Wagon; Herman Nauwincx (Dutch, about 1623 - after and Willem Schellinks (Dutch, about 1627 - third quarter of century; Oil on panel; × cm × 23 in.); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
A Landscape In Snowdonia With A Tree In The Foreground
"Our moments of inspiration are not lost, though we have no particular poem to show for them." —Henry David Thoreau. A Landscape in Snowdonia with a Tree in the Foreground, John Linnell. Watercolor. The J. Paul Getty Museum
French painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot spent much of his life without widespread appreciation by France's artistic establishment or the public. Undeterred and blessed with an independent income, he pursued his own course: to preserve the freshness of his impressions of nature . The Impressionists, whom he later befriended, embraced this intention, but unlike them, Corot painted only sketches outdoors; he composed his finished paintings in the studio.