Description & Technical information

Watercolour over traces of a pencil underdrawing, drawn on a page from a small sketchbook. A faint sketch of boats in pencil on the verso. 

The present sheet belongs with a small group of Impressionistic watercolours that are datable to the early years of Hayet’s career, before his introduction to Seurat and the principles of pointillism. This watercolour was included in the exhibition 'Louis Hayet, oeuvres néo-impressionnistes de 1885 à 1895' held at the Musée Tavet in Pontoise in 1991.

Period:  1850-1900, 19th century, 20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Watercolour, Pencil inderdrawing
Signature: Numbered 19 in pencil at the lower right.

Dimensions: 11.8 x 18.2 cm (4⁵/₈ x 7¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Dr. Jean Sutter, Paris (Lugt 3542), his stamp on the verso
His sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 15 May 2001, lot 63
Alain and Ginette Lesieutre, Paris.


Literature: Guy Dulon and Christophe Duvivier, Louis Hayet 1864-1940: Peintre et théoricien du Néo-impressionnisme, Pontoise, 1991, illustrated p.43 (where dated 1883-1884).


Exhibitions: Pontoise, Musée Tavet, Louis Hayet, oeuvres néo-impressionnistes de 1885 à 1895, 1991.


Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints