Vue prise en angleterre [View Taken in England]
21.4 cm x 28 cm (8 7/16 in. x 11 in.)
(Nantes, 1811 - 1889, L'Isle-Adam (Île-de-France))
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
Much influenced by Turner, Bonington, and Constable, whom he met in England, Dupré saw in nature a synchronicity between the eternal and the transitory – a theme that was later expanded by Charles Baudelaire and became the mantra of modernists. Like Constable, Dupré was interested in changing weather conditions and the shifting quality of light, but he was equally impressed by nature’s majesty and regarded trees as a mystical connection between earth and heaven.