Philip Wilson SteerThe Church at Montreuil 1907

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Artist
Philip Wilson Steer (1860‑1942)
Title
The Church at Montreuil
Date 1907
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 502 x 610 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Owen Fleming 1953
Reference
N06141
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Montreuil is not far from Calais, and could be considered the nearest attractive French country town to Britain. Steer made painting expeditions there twice, and it was almost the only place abroad he visited. The purpose of the visit of 1907, when this view was painted, was to go on to Paris to see the memorial exhibition of Cézanne.

September 2004

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