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1905
Farmhouse in Brittany
1905

Henry Moret

Cherbourg 1856 - 1913 Paris

Oil on canvas, 28.74 x 24.02 in. (73 x 61 cm). Signed lower left. Verso on stretcher old label, Inventory #12037 (Galerie Durand-Ruel)

Provenance: in 1905 acquired from the artist by Durand-Ruel Gallery, Paris

Price: - sold -

 

The painting represents one of the charming old farmyards in Brittany. Presumably it is located at Doëlan, in between Pont-Aven and Le Pouldu, or at Clohars, where quite a lot paintings by Henry Moret have arisen, too.
About 3 paintings by Moret with this specific landscape and farm house are now known.

We discover a typical painting by Moret, colorful, with its significant determined brushstroke.

 

Moret first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1880. He maintained contacts with his former teacher Ernest Corroller, often returning to Brittany.

In 1888, he arrived in Pont-Aven which had begun to attract a number of artists, with Paul Gauguin playing the leading role.

Moret was one of the first painters to move to nearby Le Pouldu which soon became the new centre of attraction for the Pont-Aven artists. After Gauguin left the area in 1891, Moret began to develop his own style.

In 1895, he established a fruitful relationship with Paul Durand-Ruel who ran galleries in Paris and New York with an intensity on Impressionism.

 

Today the paintings by Moret are the admirable highlights of every collection to Impressionism.

Works by Henry Moret are holding by many public collections in France, including the Musée d' Orsay and Musée Malraux, Le Havre, as well as internationally in all major museums with a collection on Impressionim, such as the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana,and  the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., USA.

 

Resarch to Henry Moret online on henrymoret.com