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La Rade De Grandcamp (Le Port De Grandcamp) by GEORGES SEURAT

GEORGES SEURAT

(FRENCH, 1859 - 1891)

La Rade De Grandcamp (Le Port De Grandcamp) , 1885

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

25.75 in. (65.40 cm.) (height) by 31.97 in. (81.20 cm.) (width)

Description:

Estimats upon request

Markings:

signed 'Seurat' (lower right)

Exhibited:

Paris, Maison Dorée, VIIIe Exposition des peintures Impressionnistes, May-June 1886, no. 178. Paris, Tuileries, Baraquement B, IIe Salon des artistes indépendants, August-September 1886, no. 355. Brussels, Musée d’Art Moderne, IVe Exposition des XX, February 1887, Seurat section, no. 3. Paris, Galerie de La Revue indépendant, January 1888. Brussels, Musée Moderne, IXe Exposition des XX, Seurat rétrospective, February 1892, no. 3. Paris, Pavillon de la Ville de Paris, VIIIe Salon des artistes indépendants: Exposition commemorative Seurat, March-April 1892, no. 1092. (possibly) Paris, Galerie de La Revue Blanche, Exposition posthume de Georges Seurat, 1892. Paris, Galerie de La Revue Blanche, Georges Seurat: Oeuvres peints et dessinés, March-April 1900, no. 18. Paris, Grand Palais, Centennale de l’art français de 1800 à 1889, April-October 1900, no. 610. Brussels, La Libre Esthétique, Peintres Impressionnistes, February-March 1904, no. 144. Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Georges Seurat, December 1908-January 1909, no. 55. Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Georges Seurat, January 1920, no. 20. Paris, Hôtel de la Curiosité et des Beaux Arts, L’art français au service de la science: L’art des XVIIIe, XIXe et XXe siècles, April-May 1923, no. 222 (titled Grandcamp). Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Cinquante ans de peinture française: 1875-1925, May-July 1925, no. 72 (illustrated). Glasgow, The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), Ten Masterpieces by Nineteenth Century French Painters, April 1929, no. 9 (illustrated). London, The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), Ten Masterpieces by Nineteenth Century French Painters, June-July 1929, no. 8 (illustrated; titled La baie de Grandcamp). Providence, Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Modern French Art, March 1930, no. 37. Glasgow, The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd.), Nineteenth and Twentieth Century French Paintings, 1930, no. 22. London, Royal Academy of the Arts, French Art: 1200-1900, January-March 1932, p. 114, no. 506 (titled La baie de Grandcamp). London, The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd)., French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century: Ingres to Cézanne, June-July 1933, no. 40 (illustrated; titled La Baie de Grandcamp). Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Toronto and Art Association of Montreal, French Painting of the Nineteenth Century, January-March 1934, p. 58, no. 104 (illustrated, p. 57; titled La baie de Grandcamp). Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, French Painting in the Nineteenth Century, May 1934, no. 44. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Paintings from Private Collections: A Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, May-September 1955, p. 14, no. 138 (illustrated). The Art Institute of Chicago and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Seurat: Paintings and Drawings, January-March 1958, p. 85, no. 106. Cambridge, The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Works from the Collections of the Harvard Class of 1936, June-August 1961, no. 22 (illustrated, pl. VI). New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paintings from Private Collections: Summer Loan Exhibition, July-September 1963, p. 7, no. 70. M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, The New Painting: Impressionism, 1874-1886, January-July 1986, pp. 438, 446 and 465, no. 152 (illustrated). New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seurat: 1859-1891, September 1991-January 1992, pp. 235 and 239, no. 160 (illustrated in color, p. 238). New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Masterpieces from the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Manet to Picasso, June-September 1994, pp. 8, 12-13, 36 and 75-77 (illustrated in color, p. 37). The Art Institute of Chicago, Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte, June-September 2004, pp. 58, 61-62 and 276, no. 82 (illustrated in color, p. 61).

Literature:

O. Mirbeau, “Exposition de peinture” in La France, May 1886. J. Ajalbert, “Le Salon des Impressionnistes” in Revue moderne, June 1886, p. 383. O. Maus, “Les Vingtistes parisiennes” in L’Art modern, Brussels, 27 June 1886, p. 204. F. Fénéon, “L’Impressionnisme aux Tuileries” in L’Art moderne, 19 September 1886, p. 301. F. Fénéon, “Calendrier de Décembre 1887” in La revue indépendante, January 1888, p. 173. J. Meier-Graefe, Entwickelungsgeschichte der modernen Kunst, Stuttgart, 1904, vol. I, p. 232. J. and G. Bernheim-Jeune, ed., L’Art moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrefois, Paris, 1919, vol. II (illustrated, pl. 150). L. Cousturier, Seurat, Paris, 1921 (illustrated, pl. 14). G. Coquiot, Seurat, Paris, 1924, pp. 220 and 246 (illustrated, p. 120). A. Salmon, “Cinquante Ans de peinture française” in L’Art vivant, June 1926, p. 3 (illustrated, p. 20). "French Pictures: Exhibition in Glasgow" in Glasgow Herald, 22 April 1929. Apollo, vol. X, no. 55, July 1929, p. 61 (illustrated; titled La baie de Grandcamp). F. Rutter, "Notes from Abroad" in International Studio, vol. XCIII, July 1929, p. 63 (illustrated). "French Painters: Exhibition in Glasgow" in Glasgow Herald, October 1930. R. Rey, La Renaissance du sentiment classique dans la peinture français à la fin du XIXe siècle, Paris, 1931, pp. 132 and 144-145. C. Roger-Marx, Seurat, Paris, 1931, pp. 10-11. J. Rewald, Seurat, New York, 1943 (illustrated, fig. 61). J. de Laprade, Georges Seurat, Monaco, 1945, p. 96 (illustrated, p. 32). J. Rewald, Georges Seurat, Paris, 1946, p. 92 (illustrated, fig. 61). L. Venturi, Impressionists and Symbolists: Manet, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, New York, 1950, pp. 147-148 (illustrated, pl. 149). "Debuts from Today's Richest Private Collections" in Art News, vol. LIV, Summer 1955, p. 47 (illustrated). R.L. Herbert, “Seurat in Chicago and New York” in The Burlington Magazine, vol. C, May 1958, pp. 152 and 155. A. Frankfurter, "Midas on Parnassus" in Art News Annual, vol. XXVIII, 1959, p. 39 (illustrated). R.L. Herbert, “Seurat and Emile Verhaeren: Unpublished Letters” in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, vol. LIV, December 1959, pp. 316, 318 and 327. H. Dorra and J. Rewald, Seurat: L'oeuvre peint biographie et catalogue critique, Paris, 1959, pp. XVI, XXI, XLVI, LIV, LVII, LXXV and 181-182, no. 154 (illustrated, p. 181; with incorrect provenance). C.M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris, 1961, vol. I, pp. XXVIII and 108, no. 160 (illustrated, p. 109). J. Russell, Seurat, London, 1965, pp. 173 and 281 (illustrated in color, pl. 163). P. Courthion, Georges Seurat, New York, 1968, p. 114 (illustrated in color, p. 115). A. Chastel, L'opera completa di Seurat, Milan, 1972, p. 103, no. 160 (illustrated in color, pl. XXIX; titled Barche á vela á Grandcamp). M. Potter et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: European Works of Art, New York, 1984, vol. I, pp. 10, 44, 173-175 and 181, no. 55 (illustrated in color, p. 173). J. Gaisford, ed., The Great Artists, Their Lives, Works and Inspirations: Seurat, London, 1985, vol. 9, p. 271 (illustrated). R. Thomson, Seurat, Oxford, 1985, pp. 96 and 157-158 (illustrated, pl. 162). J.U. Halperin, Félix Fénéon: Aesthete and Anarchist in Fin-de-Siècle Paris, New Haven, 1988, p. 93, no. 7 (illustrated in color). A. Madeleine-Perdrillat, Seurat, New York, 1990, p. 83 (illustrated in color). J. Rewald, Seurat: A Biography, New York, 1990, pp. 106 and 215-216 (illustrated in color; titled Boats Riding at Anchor, Grandcamp). M. Zimmermann, Seurat and the Art Theory of His Time, Antwerp, 1991, pp. 209-210, no. 382 (illustrated in color, p. 209). D. Rockefeller, Memoirs, New York, 2002, p. 447. J. Stourton, Great Collectors of Our Time: Art Collecting Since 1945, London, 2007, p. 144. M. Jooren, S. Veldink and H. Berger, Seurat, exh. cat., Kröller-M­üller Museum, Otterlo, 2014, p. 122, no. 178 (illustrated in color). M. Foa, Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision, New Haven, 2015, pp. 11-13 (illustrated in color, fig. 3).

Provenance:

Estate of the artist. Ernestine Seurat, Paris (mother of the artist, by descent from the above, May 1891). Emile Seurat, Paris (by descent from the above). Josse and Gaston Bernheim, Paris (1904 and until at least 1925). The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Ltd)., London (by 1928). M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1 January 1929). Galerie Etienne Bignou, Paris (acquired from the above, 1 December 1934). Grace "Ninette" Beatty, London (possibly acquired from the above, May 1936). Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, Dublin (by descent from the above, 1952). Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York (acquired from the above). Acquired from the above by the late owners, April 1955.

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