- Henri Edmond Cross
- 款識：畫家簽名 Henri Edmond Cross 並紀年96 （左下）
- 54.5 x 65.4公分
- 21 1/2 x 25 3/4英寸
Thence by descent to the present owner
Paris, Musée Marmottan Monet, Henri-Edmond Cross et le néo-impressionnisme, de Seurat à Matisse, 2011-12, no. 6
In 1891 Cross and his wife settled on the Côte d'Azur in the small village of Cabasson, situated between the sea and Mediterranean pines. The vibrant, dazzling atmosphere of the coastal landscape became a major source of inspiration for the artist, which he expressed with an intense palette that prefigured the Fauve painters. Carrie Haslet notes: 'Cross, from about 1895 to 1903, painted scenes that were ever more idyllic, imaginative, and optimistic [...]. The mid-1890s brought changes in Cross's choice of subject, light and colour, and technique. As Cross's biographer Isabelle Compin has noted, Cross, now believing that the effects of light could not be rendered with accuracy in painting, chose instead to suggest light's intensity and to emphasize its ability to harmonize or unify differing compositional elements. His colors become more daring, heightened, unusual, and sumptuous' (C. Haslet, Neo-Impressionism: Artists on the Edge (exhibition catalogue), Portland Museum of Art, Portland, 2002, p. 28).