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Painting Title Boat in a Storm
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Isabey, Eugène (French draftsman, 1803-1886)
Date Earliest about 1850
Date Latest about 1855
Signed yes
Description A sailing boat is in a heavy, stormy sea, trailing a smaller dinghy with two men, with a heavy sky beyond. Eugène Louis Gabriel Isabey was a French painter, draughtsman and printmaker. Early in his career his paintings consisted mostly of watercolour landscapes. He travelled to Normandy and Britain painting land- and seascapes; his early works were influenced by Romantic painting (such as that of Eugene Delacroix). His later works were dynamic and expressive scenes of storms, catastrophes, etc.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 1117
Inscription front ll 'I. E.'
Subject landscape; seascape; figure
Measurements 122 x 94 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London 1965 with the aid of a grant from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Principal Exhibitions From Gericault to Courbet, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 1965, no. 34; Our Thirty Years in Retrospect, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London, 1977, no. 23; Wasser in der Kunst vom Mittelalter bis Heute, Städtische Galerie Uberlingen, 2004.
Publications PREVIEW. City of York Art Gallery Quarterly, 71, July 1965, vol. XVIII, pp. 666-68; York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. III: English and European 19th and 20th centuries, The Reserve Collection, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1974, p. 40, pl. 5; Wasser in der Kunst vom Mittelalter bis Heute, Städtisches Kulturamt Uberlingen, 2004, p. 173; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 296.
Notes The dating 1850-55 was proposed by Robert L. Herbert (Yale University, letter of 20 December 1967) who wrote he would place the painting YORAG : 1117 earlieer than The Wreck in the Detroit Institute of Arts (dated 1854) by the same artist.
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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