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Title Le Soir aux Martigues
Collection Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Artist Appian, Adolphe (French painter and printmaker, 1818-1898)
French School
Date Earliest probably about 1850
Date Latest probably 1898
Signed yes
Description This attractive and well executed landscape which has a fresh quality to the brushwork and rendering of light, perhaps owing to Appian's training with Corot and Daubigny. In the foreground, a man is on a river or inlet in a rowing boat with fishing baskets; another man is in a boat in the middle distance. To the left, there is an expanse of water with a few sea birds; to the right, the shoreline is scattered with twigs, stones, logs. Further along the shore, a couple of boats rest up. To the right middle-distance, there is a village of whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs. There is a suggestion of countryside and hills in the far distance.
Current Accession Number BATVG:P:1946.57
Inscription front ll ‘Appian’
Subject place (Martigues, Marsailles); landscape; marine; figure
Measurements 69.2 x 115.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Mrs Kindersley 1946.
Publications Sloman, S., Victoria Art Gallery: Concise Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings, Bath, 1991, p.2.
Notes Mrs Kindersley was a resident of the Circus, Bath.
Rights Owner Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Author Dr Susan Steer

 

 

 

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