Barques de Peche – Coucher De Soleil
by Henri Le Sidaner


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  • Country of origin: France

  • Medium: Oil on canvas

  • Signed: Signed, titled and dated lower left

  • Dated: 1899

  • Condition: Very good original condition

  • Size: 25.00" x 24.00" (63.5cm x 61.0cm)

  • Framed Size: 32.00" x 31.00" (81.3cm x 78.7cm)

  • Provenance: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, No. 3637 (purchased directly from the artist on the 28 September 1899 for 300 francs).
    Exhibited: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1900, no.101
    The Goupil Gallery, London, 1905 No.3
    Purchased from the Goupil Gallery by Monsieur Léon Payen, Paris.
    Hôtel Drouot, The sale of the Collection Payen, 29 June 1916, n°75.

Artwork Biography

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Henri Le Sidaner Paintings

Henri Le Sidaner went to Paris in 1880 and became a pupil of Cabanel at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1884. He lived in Brussels and Bruges in 1898 and 1899, then in 1900 moved to Gerberoy in the Oise, and later to Versailles.


Henri Le Sidaner’s art falls oddly between that of the late Impressionists, whose divisionism he practised, and that of Eugène Carrière, which is characterised by indeterminate colours and a taste for a certain misty atmosphere. He often painted in Venice and Bruges and is noted for his twilight effects. C. Mauclair, a writer imbued with the symbolist spirit, has perhaps best described his talent. Among his most notable works are Blessing the Sea, Patrol in Moonlight, Canal in Bruges, and The Ducal Palace and Grand Canal, Venice.


Henri Le Sidaner exhibited in Paris for the first time in 1887 at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he was awarded a third-class medal and a travel scholarship in 1891. He also exhibited in Paris at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and in Brussels at the Salon de la Libre Esthétique. He was awarded a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900. In 1930 Henri Le Sidaner, an officer of the Légion d'Honneur, was appointed a member of the Institut, to replace E. Laurent at the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Retrospectives of his work were held at the museum of Dunkirk in 1974, the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Liège, in 1996, and then in Carcassonne and Limoux. Among the other exhibitions and retrospectives have been Henri Le Sidaner en son jardin de Gerberoy, de 1901 à 1939, held in 2001 at the Musée de la Chartreuese, Douai, and Henri Le Sidaner en Bretagne, 2002, at the museum of Pont-Aven.


Museum and Gallery Holdings


Châlons-en-Champagne: Blessing the Sea

Douai (Mus. de la Chartreuse): Red Carpet; Soldier's Tomb; Last Communion; Portrait of Madame Piettre

Dublin: Tea

Dunkirk: Orphans Going for a Walk

Liège (Mus. of Modern and Contemporary Art)

Morlaix (Mus. des Jacobins)

Nantes (MBA): Laid Table in a Park; May Evening

Paris (MAM): Sun inside a House; Table

Pittsburgh (Carnegie MA): Moonlight (c. 1913, oil on canvas); The House of Gerberoy: Evening (c. 1930, oil on canvas)

Rome (Gal. Nazionale d'Arte Moderna): Veranda

Henri Le Sidaner Paintings