Young Breton Girls in the Field

Henry Moret (French, 1856-1913)

Currently on View in H208
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  • With its winding coastal path, stone walls, and girls in traditional dress, this canvas shows Moret’s devotion to painting the local color of Brittany.
  • Moret was attracted to Impressionism and adopted a milder version of the Pont-Aven School style. The curving surface patterns, striated brushwork, and flat treatment of the sea all reflect the Pont-Aven approach. Yet, comparing the image to a similar subject by Gauguin in the center of this gallery reveals that Moret did not attempt the bold manipulation of color and perspective favored by Gauguin.

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Object Information

Henry Moret (French, 1856-1913)
creation date
about 1890-1891
oil on canvas
33-1/16 x 45-1/4 in.
43-1/2 x 55-1/2 in. (framed)
mark descriptions
Signed, l.r.: Henry Moret
accession number
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
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945

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