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Created by:
Loïs Mailou Jones, American, 1905 - 1998  Search this
oil on canvas
H x W (unframed): 18 × 22 in. (45.7 × 55.9 cm)
H x W x D (framed): 23 1/2 × 27 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (59.7 × 69.9 × 3.2 cm)
oil paintings
Place depicted:
Château d'Olhain, Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, Europe
An impressionistic landscape painting of a 15th century French castle, Château d'Olhain, located near Calais in the north of France. This picturesque castle, with its bright orange-hued roof and stone walls, is positioned in the midst of a lake, which Jones depicts through shimmering reflection in the surrounding waters. Although the castle keep dominates the canvas, it is depicted off-center and to the right. The foreground focuses on a simple fence bordering the lake, and a dirt path leading to the castle's bailey (enclosed courtyard) and other ancillary buildings, possibly stables, located behind the castle. At center left, a person walks towards the village, their back to the viewer. The sky is a pale blue punctuated with a few fluffy white clouds. The canvas is signed by the artist in the lower-right hand corner, [Lois M/ Jones/ France/ 1947.].
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Dr. Gregory L. Shannon Family, Courtesy of Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust
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National Museum of African American History and Culture