The Lock of Saint-Mammès
"Horizontal in format, this landscape features a view of a waterway populated by several barges. The foreground is entirely comprised of water, while the middle ground is occupied by an embankment and low lavender-hued wall that runs the length of the canvas. Small figures can be seen on the boats as well as the embankment. Three houses can be seen on the left side of the middle ground, with green trees visible behind multiple points of the wall. A hazy blue sky occupies most of the top half of the composition. The brushwork is short and choppy, and can be seen throughout the picture’s surface. The overall aesthetic is sketch-like, with unpainted or thinly painted areas in the sky suggesting atmosphere and transparent clouds.