Description & Technical information

Born in Bordeaux, Albert Marquet kept a particular a ection for the  animated views of harbours, which would occupy a large place in his  creation between 1905 and 1938.? He began by Normandy and then, in 1912, he stayed in Collioure and Marseille with Matisse. Cassis, Toulon, Nice
would follow, and La Rochel in 1920 with Signac, then Les
Sables-d'Olonne, Hendaye... and Audierne in 1928. Marquet achieved  several works - canvases, panels, papers... - during this summer spent
on this harbour village of the Finistère, at the Goyen’s mouth,  including two watercolours now conserved in the Art Institute of Chicago.

On this panel, Marquet proposes a singular point of view,
where the pier, a neat zigzag, crosses the peaceful waters with its pink and grey shades.


Date:  1928
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on panel
Signature: Signed lower left: marquet

Dimensions: 32 x 41 cm (12⁵/₈ x 16¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: 

Marcello Schlimovitch collection



Literature: This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné de
l'oeuvre de l'artiste being prepared by the Wildenstein Insitute.
Attestation of inclusion dated March 8th 1999.

Exhibitions: Galerie Druet, 1937 (label on the back)
Galerie Jacques Helft, Buenos Aires, 1951

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints