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’s monumental Bathers at Asnières (1884), for which this is a preparatory work, is now in the National Gallery, London. A scene of men and boys on the bank of the Seine River in the working-class suburb of Asnières, it differs greatly in mood from the sparkling scenes of riverside leisure painted by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Nevertheless, the focus on modernity, use of pure, light pigments, and airy brushwork shows how this young artist furthered the most progressive tendencies of “classic” Impressionism. The same year he exhibited this painting he also began making studies of a site directly across the river for his monumental Sunday on La Grande Jatte.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 240

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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