Description & Technical information

Laid down on an old mount.
Drawn in 1875 in Nice, where the artist was known to have often spent the winter in his later years, the present sheet dates from near the end of the artist’s long career. Gudin’s drawings in sepia wash and watercolour were much admired for their atmospheric depictions of stormy seas, placid waters, sunsets and harbour scenes by moonlight, and were avidly acquired by collectors and connoisseurs throughout Europe.

Date:  1875
Period:  1850-1900, 19th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Pen, Brown ink, Brown wash, White heightening
Signature: Signed, dated and inscribed T. Gudin Nice 1875 at the lower right.

Dimensions: 22 x 31.1 cm (8⁵/₈ x 12¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, England
Emmanuel Moatti, Paris and New York, in 2001
Private collection.
Exhibitions: New York, Emmanuel Moatti, Master Drawings 1600-1900, 2001, no.35.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints