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Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnières)

Painting in short strokes of pale blue, green, white, yellow, and pink, of a fisherman in one of two small boats on a river, a tree-lined bank and a bridge in the background.
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  • Painting in short strokes of pale blue, green, white, yellow, and pink, of a fisherman in one of two small boats on a river, a tree-lined bank and a bridge in the background.

Date:

1887

Artist:

Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890

About this artwork

In technique, Fishing in Spring is a testament to Vincent van Gogh’s friendship with Paul Signac. Van Gogh had seen works by Signac and Georges Seurat in the spring of 1886 at the final Impressionist exhibition. Signac was an eloquent spokesman for Seurat’s pioneering Neo-Impressionism, explaining it as a natural development of Impressionism. Under Signac’s influence, Van Gogh’s palette brightened, his brushstrokes became more varied, and his subject matter expanded. The setting of this work is the Seine River at the Pont de Clichy, near Asnières, where Van Gogh and Signac painted together on several occasions.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 241

Artist

Vincent van Gogh

Title

Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnières)

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1887

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

19 7/8 × 23 5/8 in. (50.5 × 60 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Deering McCormick, Brooks McCormick, and the Estate of Roger McCormick

Reference Number

1965.1169

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