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Painting Title Port de Goulphar, Belle-Ile-en-Mer
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Loiseau, Gustave (French painter, 1865-1935)
Date 1900
Date Earliest
Date Latest
Signed yes
Description A sunlit headland juts into the sea, viewed from higher ground. Port-de-Goulphar, a narrow inlet forming a natural harbour, is on the south side of Belle-Ile-en-Mer, off the coast of Brittany. Gustave Loiseau was a French Impressionist painter. During the early 1890s he worked at Pont-Aven with Gauguin, and from 1897 he begun travelling through northern France thanks to the contract he received from the art dealer Durand-Ruel. Belle-Īle-en-Mer, an island off the coast of Brittany, was a popular place for painters and writers when Loiseau arrived there in 1900. An important scene in Alexandre Dumas' novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, the last part of the 'd'Artagnan Romances', was set there. There are other depictions of the Belle-Īle-en-Mer by Loiseau dating to the early 1900s.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 934
Inscription front ll 'G. Loiseau'
Subject landscape
Measurements 61.0 x 81.3 cm
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Roland, Browse & Delbanco, London 1959.
Provenance Purchased from the artist by Durand-Ruel 4 September 1900; Jean d'Alayer sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 20 November 1953, lot 86; purchased by Roland, Browse & Delbanco from a 'merchant-amateur' in Paris.
Principal Exhibitions Development of 19th Century Art, Tokyo Shimbun (touring), 1994, no. 57.
Publications PREVIEW. City of York Art Gallery Quarterly, 45, January 1959, vol. XII, p. 430; 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. 48, pl. 28; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 305.
Notes The picture bears labels on the back: 'Maurice Chalom' and 'Arthur Lemars & Co. 22 bis Rue de Paradis, Paris Xe, Shipping and Customs Agents'. Also there is a label confirming the title: 'Loiseau, Belle Isle, Port Goulphar'.
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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