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Crater of Popocatépetl (work of art)

Artwork Info

Artist Details
French
1793-1870
Medium
Painting
Created
1833
Dimensions
12 x 17 in.
(30.5 x 43.2 cm)

About

Although a gifted painter, Gros’ primary career was as a diplomat. This spectacular view of the crater of Popocatépetl in Mexico is one of several views of this famous natural wonder Gros painted during his term as First Secretary of the French delegation to Mexico (1832–1836).

 

Tags: volcano, landscape, earth science, geology, landforms

Images

  • Gros 1883 Crater of Popocatépetl painting

    Crater of Popocatépetl by Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros

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Credit

Purchased with funds given in memory of Harlan Craig Brown