Georges SeuratClothes on the Grass 1883

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Artist
Georges Seurat (1859‑1891)
Title
Clothes on the Grass
Vêtements sur l'herbe
Date 1883
MediumOil paint on wood
Dimensionssupport: 162 x 248 mm frame: 288 x 370 x 41 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alex Reid and Lefevre 1926
Reference
N04203
Not on display

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This is one of a series of small studies in oil on panel for Seurat's first large painting 'Bathing at Asnières', now in the National Gallery. The final composition shows people sunning themselves or bathing by the bank of the Seine at Asnières, a suburb of Paris, with the Courbevoie bridge in the background and the Ile de la Grande Jatte on the right. Seurat is known to have completed fourteen preliminary oil sketches for the painting, as well as ten drawings. Most of the oil sketches appear to have been made on the spot and show that Seurat shifted his position on the bank several times before deciding on his viewpoint… (read more)

September 2004

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