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A Centennial of Independence:Cross-section of paint layers
A Centennial of Independence:Cross-section of paint layers
Technical analysis revealed that Rousseau had essentially completed his painting and varnished it but then decided to repaint large portions of the composition. Here blue paint can be seen sandwiched between layers of the resin varnish.


Henri Rousseau
French, 1892
Oil on canvas
44 x 61 7/8 in.
88.PA.58