Johan Barthold Jongkind
(Lattrop 1819-1891 La Côte-Saint-André)
View of the Seine looking towards the Pont Royal and the Pavillon de Flore
Panel, 26 x 41 cm; signed
Acquired in 1956; inv. 6879
In 1846 the Dutch landscape painter Johan Barthold Jongkind settled in Paris, where he completed his training in Eugène Isabey’s studio (cf.
nos. 104-105). He often painted cityscapes, including this early view of the Seine, which can be dated in 1853. His works from this initial period are often panoramic and almost always show bridges and the quay or the bank of the river. In this view the Pavillon de Flore of the Louvre is depicted on the left with the as yet undeveloped bank in the foreground, with its boats, figures and horses with their striking red blinkers.