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Beach at Cabasson (Baigne-Cul)

A work made of oil on canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Henri Edmond Cross
French, 1856–1910

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In 1891, as a result of his rheumatoid arthritis, Henri Edmond Cross moved to Cabasson, a hamlet on the Côte d’Azur in southeastern France. The move deeply affected his art: after settling on the Mediterranean coast, he embraced the divided brushwork (small dashes and dots of color) and tonal gradations of “scientific Impressionism.” This methodical technique was a departure from the Impressionists’ more intuitive quick strokes of color to capture fleeting atmospheric conditions. In this beach scene, Cross used this more systematic paint application to convey the color and heat of his adopted region.


On View, Gallery 240


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Henri Edmond Cross


Beach at Cabasson (Baigne-Cul)


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Inscribed lower left: henri Edmond Cross


65.3 × 92.3 cm (25 3/4 × 36 3/8 in.)

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L. L. and A. S. Coburn, and Bette and Neison Harris funds; Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection; through prior acquisition of the Kate L. Brewster Collection

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