Le Canale a Moret
by Bernardus Henricus Klene


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Country of origin: Holland

Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed: Signed & dated lower left

Dated: 1901

Condition: Very good original condition

Size: 22.00" x 26.00" (55.9cm x 66.0cm)

Framed size: 27.00" x 31.00" (68.6cm x 78.7cm)

Provenance: Galerie Marcel Bernheim - Paris / Private french collection

Further information

This work was almost certainly painted alongside Camille Pissarro his close friend. Pissarro painted the Canal at Moret extensively in 1901 - the year of this painting. The styles of the two painters at the time converge into very close proximity.

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Artist biography

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The artist signed his work Bern-Klene but his real name was Bernardus Henricus Klene. He was born in Amsterdam in 1870 and his parents were native Dutch. He went to study in Antwerp and then later Brussels before travelling and painting across Germany, Italy and Corsica. In 1900, Klene arrived in Paris and finally settled at Veneux les Sablons, in the Seine et Marne region to the west of Paris, where he spent the rest of his life.

The artist was a close friend of Camille Pissarro, and many of the Impressionists, with whom he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Independents from 1902 onwards. In 1904 he won the Médaille d'Or de la Ville de Paris. The first London exhibition dedicated to Klene's work was held at the Kaplan Gallery on Duke Street in St. James's in October 1966 and included a broad selection of oil paintings and pastels.

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