La Ferme à Pont-Aven (The Farm in Pont-Aven)

La Ferme à Pont-Aven (The Farm in Pont-Aven)

Henri Delavallée (French, 1862-1943)

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• Delavallée was a regular visitor to Pont-Aven from 1881 to 1893, but, unlike Sérusier, he did not come under the influence of Gauguin. Instead, this idyllic setting recalls the pastoral scenes of J.-F. Millet and Camille Pissarro.

• Delavallée’s observation of Breton life is evident in the thatched roofs, wooden gate, and woman’s clothing–all typical images of this region on the west coast of France.

• While Sérusier experimented with lithography, which requires drawing on top of a stone or plate, Delavallée employed the more traditional method of etching, creating realistic landscapes out of innumerable carefully-incised lines.

Object Information

artist
Henri Delavallée (French, 1862-1943)
creation date
about 1889
materials
etching, soft-ground etching, aquatint and drypoint
mark descriptions
dated and signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: 1886 / H. Delavallee | inscribed in pencil, below image, L.L.: Ferme a Pont Aven / no. 1
accession number
1998.213
credit line
Gift of Samuel Josefowitz in tribute to Bret Waller and Ellen Lee
copyright
© Henri Delavallée/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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