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Nathaniel Hone, R.H.A.

On the Banks of the Seine | Sur les bords de la Seine

Nathaniel Hone, R.H.A.

Nathaniel Hone, R.H.A.

On the Banks of the Seine | Sur les bords de la Seine

On the Banks of the Seine | Sur les bords de la Seine

Nathaniel Hone, R.H.A.

1831 - 1917

On the Banks of the Seine 


signed N H (lower right) 

oil on canvas

unframed: 61 by 91.5cm., 24 by 36in.

framed: 82.5 by 110.5cm.; 32½ by 43½in.

Executed circa 1860-69.

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Nathaniel Hone, R.H.A.

1831 - 1917

Sur les bords de la Seine 


signé N H (en bas à droite) 

san cadre: 61 by 91.5cm., 24 by 36in.

avec cadre: 82.5 by 110.5cm.; 32½ by 43½in.

Exécuté vers 1860-69.

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Joseph Brennan

Valentine Waterstone

Bruce Judge

Christie's, Dublin, 29 April 1985, lot 185

Pyms Gallery, London

John Duggan

Sale, Christie's, Dublin, 26 May 1993, lot 92

Sale, Sotheby's, London, 10 November 2020, lot 111, where acquired by the present owner

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Joseph Brennan

Valentine Waterstone

Bruce Judge

Christie's, Dublin, 29 avril 1985, lot 185

Pyms Gallery, London

John Duggan

Vente, Christie's, Dublin, 26 mai 1993, lot 92

Vente, Sotheby's, Londres, 10 novembre 2020, lot 111, où le propriétaire actuel l'a acquise

Kenneth McConkey, A Free Spirit: Irish Art 1860-1960, 1990, p.28, illustrated fig.13

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Kenneth McConkey, A Free Spirit : Irish Art 1860-1960, 1990, p.28, illustré fig.13

Dublin, Dawson Gallery, Joseph Brennan Collection, 1950

London, Pyms Gallery, Impressions and Realities, 1985, no. 4 (illustrated in exh. cat.)

Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Nathaniel Hone the Younger, 1991, no. 11 (illustrated under no. 12 in exh. cat.)

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Dublin, Dawson Gallery, Joseph Brennan Collection, 1950

London, Pyms Gallery, Impressions and Realities, 1985, no. 4 (illustré dans le cat. d'exposition)

Dublin, National Gallery of Ireland, Nathaniel Hone the Younger, 1991, no. 11 (illustré sous le no. 12 dans le cat. d'exposition.)

Nathaniel Hone was one of the earliest generation of Irish artists to travel to France, immersing himself in artistic circles in France in the 1860s. He was associated with the Barbizon school, encountering Millet, Courbet and 'le père Corot', and spent time in Brittany, Normandy and Paris. At Fontainebleau he encountered the young Impressionists, including Monet, Renoir and Sisley.


The present work depicts an idyllic summer scene on the banks of the Seine and is typical of his work of the period, hovering between the Realists and Impressionists. Depicting rural life, they are natural, tonal and airy with a feeling for light as well as being painterly; yet he never abandons himself fully to colour and broken brushwork.


On the Banks of the Seine relates closely to another work of the same title in the National Gallery of Ireland. On his return to Ireland in the 1870s, his work became loser and bolder, particularly in his views of the Irish coast, its turbulent seas and stormy skies.

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Nathaniel Hone fait partie de la première génération d'artistes irlandais à avoir voyagé en France, s'immergeant dans les cercles artistiques français dans les années 1860. Il est associé à l'école de Barbizon, rencontrant Millet, Courbet et "le père Corot", et passe du temps en Bretagne, en Normandie et à Paris. À Fontainebleau, il a rencontré les jeunes impressionnistes, dont Monet, Renoir et Sisley.


La présente toile représente une scène estivale idyllique sur les rives de la Seine et est typique de son travail de l'époque, oscillant entre les réalistes et les impressionnistes. Dépeignant la vie rurale, elles sont naturelles, tonales et aérées avec un sens de la lumière.


Sur les bords de la Seine est étroitement lié à une autre œuvre du même titre dans la National Gallery of Ireland. À son retour en Irlande dans les années 1870, son œuvre devient plus lâche et plus audacieuse, notamment dans ses vues de la côte irlandaise, de ses mers turbulentes et de ses ciels orageux.