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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Henry Moret
ROCHERS À BELLE-ÎLE, ROCHERS LE PONT DONNANT
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370

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Henry Moret
ROCHERS À BELLE-ÎLE, ROCHERS LE PONT DONNANT
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Henry Moret
1856 - 1913
ROCHERS À BELLE-ÎLE, ROCHERS LE PONT DONNANT
signed Henry Moret and dated 1904 (lower right)
oil on canvas
50 by 61cm., 19 5/8 by 24in.
Painted in 1904.
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This work will be included in the Catalogue raisonné being prepared by Jean-Yves Rolland.

Provenance

Sale: Thierry de Maigret, Paris, 22nd June 2012, lot 85
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Fascinated by the sea, Henry Moret used deep colours and vigorous brushstrokes to capture its power, matched against the unyielding force of granite outcrops. Combining the aesthetics of Japanese-inspired simplicity with an undeniably Impressionist technique, Moret created landscapes that offer a magical blend of stark Modern compositions and captivating palettes.

The Post-Impressionist painter Émile Bernard wrote of Moret: ‘He was a very gentle, likeable character; a peaceable, sincere revolutionary. I lost sight of him when I left Pont-Aven […] He had turned away from our developments in Synthesis and gone over to the plein-air school of Monet […] So far from weakening his talent he had strengthened it, rejecting theories, keeping in touch with life itself, with nature’ (quoted in Wladyslawa Jaworska, Gauguin and the Pont-Aven School, London, 1972, p. 183-84.)

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