Norbert Goeneutte
The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow 1876

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Norbert Goeneutte 1854–1894
The Boulevard de Clichy under Snow
Le Boulevard de Clichy, par un temps de neige
Date 1876
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 600 x 733 mm
frame: 750 x 610 x 100 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1930
Not on display

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Goeneutte painted this snowy scene at the age of only twenty-two. At the time he lived very close to the boulevard de Clichy in Paris, and he was to make a number of paintings and etchings of the buildings and people on this busy thoroughfare. The painting can be seen as a quiet celebration of the metropolitan elegance of Paris, but its title shows that Goeneutte saw the wintry weather as important element in the composition. The artist admired Manet and was a friend of Renoir in this period. In later years, however, his choice of subjects and style were both relatively traditional.

September 2004

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