Midsummer

Midsummer
Artist:
Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas Monticelli (French, 1824-1886)
Date:
1860-1870
Medium:
Oil on panel 
Dimensions:
15-5/8 x 23-1/2 in. (39.7 x 59.7 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon 
Accession Number:
F.1983.13.P 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
Not on View
Description

Monticelli worked primarily in his native Marseille, painting romantic fantasies, landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. The texture of his painted surfaces, with their thick impasto, his rich coloring, and the heavy dabs of white that defined his stylistic technique paved the way for later artists such as van Gogh and Soutine.

Provenance:

[Knoedler & Co., New York, sold 18 August 1954 to];
[Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, stock no. 5558, sold 23 February 1955 to];
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., sold 10 April 1961 to;
[Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, stock no. 5969, sold 15 February 1980 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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