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 Guillaumin, Armand (French painter, 1841-1927) , The Coast at St Palais

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Title The Coast at St Palais
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Guillaumin, Armand (French painter, 1841-1927)
Date 1893 (dated)
Signed yes
Description

Guillaumin was one of the first members of what became known as the Impressionist group. He was also one of the most faithful, participating in six of the eight Impressionist exhibitions held in Paris between 1874 and 1886. Primarily a landscape painter, Guillaumin, like Monet, was interested in recording the season, the month, even the time of day when he was painting.

An inscription on the back of this painting confirms that it is a view of the coast at St. Palais-sur-Mer and that it was painted in August 1893. Guillaumin captures the light and atmosphere of a hot yet breezy August afternoon by the sea. Although the subject is typically Impressionist, and Guillaumin has used large comma-like brushstrokes in the rocks in the foreground, the simplified shapes of the rocks jutting out into the sea and the strong, dark-toned colours are closer to Post-Impressionism.

Current Accession Number 2909
Inscription front lr 'Guillaumin'; back (on stretcher) 'St Palais août 93 3" soir'
Subject marine
Measurements 65.1 x 80.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased 1951.
Provenance [;]Reid and Lefevre, London; Mr. H. J. Dunsmuir, Ayr; purchased by Ian MacNicol, Glasgow, 1951
Principal Exhibitions 125th Loan Exhibition: 19th Century French Pictures, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth, 1960, cat. no. 26; Masterpieces of French 19th Century Art from the Collections of Glasgow Museums, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo (touring), 1994, cat. no. 30.
Publications 125th Loan Exhibition: 19th Century French Pictures, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth, 1960, cat. no. 26; Masterpieces of French 19th Century Art from the Collections of Glasgow Museums, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo (touring), 1994, cat. no. 30.
Notes Small label on stretcher inscribed in red: '[;] 7264'. White label on frame inscribed in pencil: '68/65'. Part of label on frame typed 'J. B. Guillaumin 1841-1903. / "La Côte" / oil on canvas 25 x 32 " / signed'. Inscribed in black chalk: '8474'. Two round stamps of French customs type on back of canvas. Stamped on stretcher: '25 F'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton
 

 

 

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