Paysage à Pont-Aven signed and dated 'Henry Moret 1907' (lower right) oil on canvas 29 1/2 x 24 1/4in. (74.9 x 61.6cm) Painted in 1907
PROVENANCE Arthur Tooth & Sons LTD, London. Acquired from the above by the late owner. By descent from the above to the present owner.
This work has kindly been confirmed by Jean-Yves Rolland and is included in the archives.
By 1888, Henry Moret began synthesizing his personal painting style - combining the technique of artists such as Armand Guillaumin and the Pont-Aven school of painters including Ėmile Bernard and Paul Gauguin. Located on the Aven River in Brittany, the village of Pont-Aven served as a base for Gauguin for almost three years and he was greatly influential in inspiring Moret as well as other artists from Paris to paint there. The unique climate and character of Brittany was a distinctive departure from urban Paris, particularly the medieval architecture and heritage of the region. Beginning in the late 1890s through 1909, many of Moret's best works were landscapes, such as Paysage à Pont-Aven, where Moret had ample subject matter to experiment with effects of light and the ever-changing weather.
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