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Departure of the Fishing Boats

Cuno Amiet (Swiss, 1868-1961)


Influenced by traditional local wood carving, many Pont-Aven artists sculpted furniture and decorative panels. This relief adopts the popular Breton theme of families waving farewell to the seafaring fishermen.

Carving with a gouge before applying the color, Amiet cleverly extended the windswept figures and sailboats across the wide panel.

Amiet spent thirteen months in Pont-Aven and carried many of the artists' progressive ideas back to his native Switzerland.

Object Information

artist
Cuno Amiet (Swiss, 1868-1961)
creation date
1892-1893
materials
polychrome wood relief
dimensions
7 x 57 in.
mark descriptions
signed with initials and dated at right end of panel: 1894 / CA
accession number
1998.170
credit line
Samuel Josefowitz Collection of the School of Pont-Aven, through the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc., the Josefowitz Family, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Cornelius, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Betley, Lori and Dan Efroymson and other Friends of the Museum
copyright
© Cuno Amiet
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945