Description & Technical information

This view of Paris was painted from 4 quai du Louvre, only a few steps away from the museum, where Marquet had a room since 1904. Further in the composition, we can see the Vert-Galant garden, topped with a statue of Henri IV whose nickname was given to the place, because the king was known for his love affairs. Behind the Pont-neuf we can see the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame. On the far right, we can spot the dome of the Pantheon.
François Daulte wrote about this view of Paris by Marquet
"Here is Paris and its bridges releasing from the river by the light ; here is Paris with its trees sheltering the booksellers, here are the popular districts with their barriers covered with multicolored posters and their falling apart houses. They are wound with the spring sunshine
or bathed with the gloom of winter days, when the snowflakes fall on the quays and that fog, light and moisture clings to the entire city." (quoted in François Daulte, "Albert Marquet", Lausanne, 1988, p.24).



Date:  circa 1909-1910
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on original canvas
Signature: Signed lower right: Marquet



Dimensions: 73.5 x 92 cm (28⁷/₈ x 36¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: 

Private collection, Switzerland.



Literature: 

Marquet : Vues de Paris et de l'Île-de-France, Exhibition Catalogue, Musée Carnavalet, Paris-Musées, 2004, illustrated in color under the n°32, p.46.
Albert Marquet : Les bords de Seine, de Paris à la côte normande, Exhibition Catalogue, Musée Tavet-Delacour, Somogy Éditions d'Art, 2013, illustrated in color p.49.
Le post-impressionnisme et Rhône-Alpes, 1886-1914, La lumière dans la couleur, Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche-sur-Saône, 2015, illustrated under the n°68, p.110.



Exhibitions: Marquet : Vues de Paris et de l'Ile-de-France, Musée Carnavalet, Paris, October 20th, 2004 - January 23rd, 2005.
Albert Marquet : Les bords de Seine, de Paris à la côte normande, Musée Tavet-Delacour, Pontoise, October 13th, 2013 - February 16th, 2014.
Le post-impressionnisme et Rhône-Alpes, 1886-1914, La lumière dans la couleur, Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche-sur-Saône, October 11th, 2015 - February 7th, 2016.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints