Description & Technical information

Le Sidaner said that no landscape was worth painting unless it was enhanced by some play of light. He experimented with all sources of light, including sunlight, sunset and the illuminating “clair de lune”. The son of a sea captain, he was drawn in particular to the play of light on water.


Date:  c.1927
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed 'Le Sidaner' (lower right)

Dimensions: 45.72 x 53.34 cm (18 x 21 inches)
Provenance: 

Emmanuel Tatischeff, Paris;
Private Collection, France;
Richard Green, Londres;
Private Collection, United Kingdom (acquired from the above by the present owner) 

Literature: The work will be included in the Catalog raisonné supplement, Le Sidaner - The Painted and Engraved Work, in preparation by Yann Farinaux-Le Sidaner (N° LS 538). 

Exhibitions: Galerie Aktuaryus, Strasbourg (exhibition during the 1930s) 

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints