Some of the finest landscapes from the Golden Age, and a mystery which was long assumed to be a self-portrait. An influence on Boudin, hence Monet.
His second vast canvas almost brings him to financial and artistic failure, but he recovers.
Full membership of the Royal Academy, a gigantic landscape of the sublime, and several important commissions: the peak of his career.
One of the major figures in British painting in the first half of the 1800s, but usually ignored today. His oil sketches are exceptional.
A precocious painter who became more famous in Britain than in her native France, she liked painting powerful animals like oxen and lions.
His meticulous paintings of farm animals transformed landscape practice, and created a new sub-genre.
It wasn’t until later in his career that he discovered his formula for success: putting farm animals into his landscapes.
First shown at the Royal Academy when only 10, this true genius had a colourful but tragically short life.
The American painter of farm animals, particularly oxen, followed in the brushstrokes of Constant Troyon, except that he has now been forgotten.
The tree stands out against the sky because of the Greenhouse Effect.