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

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

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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

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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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