Antibes, Umbrella Pine in the Foreground (Antibes, Pin Pignon au Premier Plan)

Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935)

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  • Signac executed the short curves and broken lines of this vigorous drawing using a bamboo reed. The small letters, such as the “s” in the tree, are color notations for the finished oil.
  • By the time Signac made this drawing, he had long since abandoned the practice of making oil paintings out of doors after nature. This sketch is a preparatory work for a canvas completed later in the studio.
  • The location is the picturesque Mediterranean town of Antibes, a few miles east of Signac’s home in Saint-Tropez. It is identifiable by the towers of the cathedral and the Château Grimaldi, now the Picasso Museum.

Object Information

Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935)
creation date
black ink with black pencil on tan wove paper
15-1/2 x 10-3/4 in.
25 x 21-7/8 in. (framed)
accession number
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The Holliday Collection
Public Domain
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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