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Bords de l'Eure, Normandie (Banks of the Eure, Normandy)

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Gustave Loiseau

French, 1865-1935

Bords de l'Eure, Normandie (Banks of the Eure, Normandy), 1901

oil on canvas

support: 24 x 32 1/4 inches (60.96 x 81.915 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, 1942

1942:16.207

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Inscriptions

signature, dated / front, lower right / G. Loiseau 1901
label / back / Bords de l'Eure, Normandie

Provenance

until 1927, collection of Desmond FitzGerald;
sold at auction, Collection of the Late Desmond FitzGerald, American Art Galleries, New York (no. 192), April 11-12, 1927;
until 1942, collection of Arthur B. Michael, Newton Centre, MA;
bequeathed by Arthur B. Michael to Albright Art Gallery, May 12, 1942

Class

Paintings (visual works)

Work Type

Oil painting (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

During a trip to Brittany in 1890, Gustave Loiseau became acquainted with Paul Gauguin and other artists that were members of the Pont-Aven school. By 1895, however, Loiseau joined the Impressionists, developing bravura and motifs that he carried on well into the twentieth century. One of Loiseau’s favorite subjects was the change in seasons. Banks of the Eure, Normandy exemplifies Loiseau’s soft palette and methodical application of paint. Its style is closest in affinity with the late technique of Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat. Eventually, after experimenting with the methods in current use by fellow artists, he developed his own post-Impressionist style known as en treillis—a scratch-like cross-hatching reminiscent of a pattern made by a trellis—which further imbued his work with depth and texture. 

Label from Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860–1910, November 15, 2015–March 20, 2016

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