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 Moret, Henry (French painter, 1856-1913) , Cliffs at Port Domois, Belle-Ile

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Title Cliffs at Port Domois, Belle-Ile
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Moret, Henry (French painter, 1856-1913)
Date Earliest probably about 1890
Date Latest probably about 1890
Signed yes
Description Although Norman by birth, Henry Moret spent most of his working life in Brittany, painting the many faces and moods of the Breton countryside and the rugged Breton coast. This view was painted from the cliffs at Port-Domois on the island of Belle-Ile, off the south coast of Brittany. Moret's view was inspired by a series of works Monet had painted at Belle-Ile in 1886. Like Monet, Moret has selected a high viewpoint looking down from the rich green cliffs on to the surging blue-green sea. Moret has deliberately selected a portrait format, a vertical canvas, rather than the more traditional horizontal used for landscapes in order to show a narrow instead of a panoramic view.
Current Accession Number 3168
Inscription front ll 'Henry Moret'
Subject landscape; marine
Measurements 73.2 x 60.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by the Hamilton Trustees 1962.
Provenance R. N. Ketterer, Stuttgart (?); private collection, Paris; Rheims & Laurin, 1 rue de Lille, Paris; from whom purchased by Roland Browse& Delbanco, London; Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester; from whom purchased by the Hamilton Trustees.
Principal Exhibitions The Hamilton Bequest, Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1967; Boudin to Picasso, Masterpieces from Kelvingrove, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1968; Illusion in 20th Century, MacRoberts Arts Centre, Stirling University.
Publications The Hamilton Bequest, Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1967, ill. p. 46, p. 47; Boudin to Picasso, Masterpieces from Kelvingrove, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1968, ill. 23;
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton
 

 

 

 

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