Georges-Pierre Seurat. Port-en-Bessin, Entrance to the Harbor. 1888

Georges-Pierre Seurat

Port-en-Bessin, Entrance to the Harbor

1888

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
21 5/8 x 25 5/8" (54.9 x 65.1 cm)
Credit
Lillie P. Bliss Collection
Object number
126.1934
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Georges-Pierre Seurat has 8 works online.
There are 2,320 paintings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Ernestine Seurat (the artist's mother), Paris, 1891 [1]; by inheritance to Léon Appert (the artist's brother in law), Paris, 1899 [2]; by inheritance to his son Maurice Appert, Paris, 1925 [3]; to Etienne Bignou, Paris [4]; to Alexandre Reid & Lefevre, Ltd., London, 1926 [5]; owned jointly by Reid & Lefevre, Ltd./Knoedler & Co., New York, December 1926 [6]; sold by Knoedler & Co., New York to Lillie P. Bliss, New York, 1927 [7]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1934 (The Lillie P. Bliss Collection).

[1] C. M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris: Gründ, 1961, no. 192. See Salon des Indépendants, Paris, 1892 (no. 1100): "Port-en-Bessin, L'avant-port, marée haute [title erroneous]; prêté par Mme Seurat;" and Les XX, Brussels, 1892 (no. 12): "Port-en-Bessin; L'avant-port, marée haute [title erroneous], appartient à Mme Seurat."
[2] C. M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris: Gründ, 1961, no. 192. Henri Dorra and John Rewald, eds. Seurat, Paris: Les Beaux Arts, 1959, no. 186: "Appert, Paris."
[3] The Lillie P. Bliss Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1934 (no. 56). Not in de Hauke 1961.
[4] C. M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris: Gründ, 1961, no. 192.
[5] Ibid. See Robert L. Herbert et al., Georges Seurat: 1859-1891, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1991, p. 322, no. 207. Included in the exhibition Pictures and Drawings by Georges Seurat, Lefevre Galleries, London, April-May 1926 (no. 5).
[6] See Robert L. Herbert et al., Georges Seurat: 1859-1891, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1991, p. 322, no. 207. Knoedler stock no. 16654. Included in the exhibition French Art of the Last Fifty Years, Knoedler & Co., New York, January 17-January 29, 1927 (no. 17).
[7] Ibid.


[1] C. M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris: Gründ, 1961, no. 192. See Salon des Indépendants, Paris, 1892 (no. 1100): "Port-en-Bessin, L'avant-port, marée haute [title erroneous]; prêté par Mme Seurat;" and Les XX, Brussels, 1892 (no. 12): "Port-en-Bessin; L'avant-port, marée haute [title erroneous], appartient à Mme Seurat."
[2] The Lillie P. Bliss Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1934 (no. 56). Henri Dorra and John Rewald, eds. Seurat, Paris: Les Beaux Arts, 1959, no. 186: "Appert, Paris." Not in de Hauke 1961.
[3] C. M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris: Gründ, 1961, no. 192.
[4] Ibid. Dorra and Rewald 1959.
[5] Ibid. Dorra and Rewald 1959. Included in the exhibition Pictures and Drawings by Georges Seurat, Lefevre Galleries, London, April-May 1926 (no. 5).
[6] Ibid. Dorra and Rewald 1959. Included in the exhibition French Art of the Last Fifty Years, Knoedler & Co., New York, January 17-January 29, 1927 (no. 17).

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