L'Avant Port de Dieppe Signed "G Loiseau" l.r., identified on a presentation plaque affixed to the frame and on a label from David Findlay Gallery, New York, affixed to the frame backing board. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. (50.0 x 61.0 cm), framed. Condition: Good.
Provenance: Purchased from David Findlay Galleries, New York, in 1981 by a private Greenwich, Connecticut, collector; by family descent to the current owners.
N.B. Between 1901 and 1929, Loiseau made at least five visits to Dieppe where he painted numerous views of the town and its port. The artist had first ventured out of Paris in 1890, when he traveled to Pont Aven in the footsteps of Paul Gauguin. Following that sojourn, Loiseau spent summers painting the landscapes of Normandy, Brittany, and the Dordogne. He developed a painting style that incorporated elements of both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, characterized by short, interlocking brushstrokes that created an intricate, lattice-like structure. This painting is a fine example of that technique as well as of Loiseau's attention to the effects of light on landscape.
This painting has been reviewed by Didier Imbert and will be included in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Loiseau's work. A certificate from Mr. Imbert accompanies the lot. Estimate $50,000-70,000
Identified on an unattributed partial label affixed to the stretcher, titled in an inscription on the stretcher, inscribed "Loiseau 1254" on the stretcher bar, and with additional inscriptions to the stretcher.
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