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Georges-Pierre Seurat. Grandcamp, Evening. 1885, painted border c. 1888-89

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Grandcamp, Evening

Georges-Pierre Seurat (French, 1859–1891)

Date:
1885, painted border c. 1888-89
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
26 x 32 1/2" (66.2 x 82.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Estate of John Hay Whitney
MoMA Number:
285.1983

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Estate of the artist (Seurat family), 1891 [1]; Private collection, France [2]; Galerie de l'Elysée, Paris [3]; sold to Wildenstein, New York, 1948 [4]; sold to John Hay Whitney and Betsey Cushing Whitney, New York, 1949 [5]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1983 (Estate of John Hay Whitney) [6].
[1] Henri Dorra and John Rewald, eds. Seurat, Paris: Les Beaux Arts, 1959, no. 155: "Inventaire posthume, Atelier Seurat, no. 28; Famille Seurat, Paris." Signed on verso by Paul Signac.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Information provided by Wildenstein & Co., New York.
[4] See John Rewald, Georges Seurat, Paris: Albin Michel, 1948, p. 50, fig. 33: La Manche à Grandcamp. Provenance: "Collection particulière, U.S.A."
[5] Henri Dorra and John Rewald, eds. Seurat, Paris: Les Beaux Arts, 1959, no. 155. Included in the exhibition Seurat 1859-1992: Paintings and Drawings, Loan Exhibition, Knoedler Galleries, New York, April 19-May 7, 1949, no. 17 ("Lent by John Hay Whitney, Esq.").
[6] On loan from Ambassador and Mrs. John H. Whitney to the exhibitions Selections from 5 New York Private Collections, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 26-September 9, 1951, and Seurat, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 24-April 15, 1958 (no. 108).

The English Channel at Grandcamp [La Manche à Grandcamp] (former title)
Soir à Grandcamp
Grandcamp, Le soir
Grandcamp (Soir)
[La Manche à Grandcamp]
The English Channel at Grandcamp
[Grandcamp, un soir]

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