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Crater of Popocatépetl (work of art)

Artwork Info

Created
1833
Nationality
French
Birth/Death
1793-1870
Dimensions
12 x 17 in.
(30.5 x 43.2 cm)
Medium
Painting

Credit

Purchased with funds given in memory of Harlan Craig Brown

Culture
European

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