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Final Study for "Bathers at Asnières"

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1883

Artist:

Georges Seurat
French, 1859-1891

About this artwork

Georges Seurat made this painting as a preparatory work for his monumental Bathers at Asnières, now in the National Gallery, London. It shows men and boys on the bank of the Seine River in the working-class Parisian suburb of Asnières. The view presented here is just across the river from the leisure park Seurat immortalized in his best-known work, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884. The frozen gestures and sedate poses of these bathers set a mood distinct from the sparkling scenes of Parisians enjoying restaurants and other riverbank activities favored by the Impressionists. Nevertheless, Seurat’s focus on a subject from modern life, his luminous palette, and his airy brushwork show how the young artist adapted characteristics of Impressionist painting for his own purposes.

Status

On View, Gallery 240

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Georges Seurat

Title

Final Study for "Bathers at Asnières"

Origin

France

Date

1883

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: Seurat

Dimensions

6 1/4 × 9 7/8 in. (15.8 × 25.1 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of the Adele R. Levy Fund, Inc.

Reference Number

1962.578

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