Description & Technical information

This beautiful work was painted in 1906 at the height
of the artist’s career. By this point Moret had fully developed his richly coloured landscapes and seascapes of which Bateaux de pêche, Audierne belongs. This painting depicts fishing boats off the coast of Audierne in North-Western France, capturing the effects of light and weather upon the rough seas.

Date:  1906
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed 'Henry Moret' and dated (lower left); titled (verso)

Dimensions: 54.36 x 81.03 cm (21³/₈ x 31⁷/₈ inches)

Private collection, by whom acquired circa 1950, and thence by descent;

Sale, Christie's, New
York, 15 May 2015, lot 1297;

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


The work will be included in the forthcoming Moret catalogue raisonné by Jean-Yves Rolland.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints