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Rouen Cathedral, Sunrise


Richard Parkes Bonington



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G321
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Medium: Paintings | Oil on millboard
Size: 11 5/16 x 8 15/16 in. (28.73 x 22.7 cm)15 11/16 x 18 7/16 x 2 1/4 in. (39.81 x 46.83 x 5.72 cm) (outer frame)
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture: Europe, France
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscription, Seal, Label and Sticker on verso:paper etiquette inscribed in pen and brown ink by the artist's father: View of Rouen / a sketch / [pounds] 5 [crossed out];on paper affixed to back, in blue crayon: 10842;paper label inscribed in pen and verso: red wax atelier seal with initials RPB; Bonington's letter seal with his interlaced initials was often employed for authentication on the versos of oil sketches in the posthumous studio sales. The letters on this seal are in Gothic script.
Physical Description: sketchy image of skyline with buildings in browns and greys; lightening, slightly cloudy sky with bright clouds at bottom, grey sky in ULC
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Sheila C. and John L. Morgan Endowment for Art Acquisition
Accession Number: 2012.44
Artist: Richard Bonington, British, 1802 - 1828
Role: Artist
Nationality: British
Life Dates: British, 1802 - 1828
Added to Site: July 4, 2012