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Landscape with Cattle

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Troyon was born at Sevres and was apprenticed as a painter in the porcelain factory. After moving to Paris he joined the Barbizon School. Troyon exhibited at the Salon from 1833 and received the Légion d'honneur in 1849. Following a visit to Holland in 1848 he included cattle and other animals in his landscapes, which proved highly successful with British collectors. His fresh oil sketches, painted out of doors, impressed Boudin and Monet.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff


mid-19th C


oil on board


H 18.8 x W 12.7 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2504

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Thomas Henry Thomas, 1924

Work type


Inscription description

Inscribed on frame: Q AE Inscribed on stetcher: NMW 282 24.517 Signed: (lower right) B. Troyon Dated: no date


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

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