The Seine at Les Andelys

Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935)
Oil on canvas 
18 x 25-1/2 in. (45.7 x 64.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
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Signac contributed sixteen pictures in the brand new Neo-Impressionist style to the last of the Impressionist group exhibitions in 1886. They created a sensation, and following the show, Signac retreated to the small Normandy town of Les Andelys, where he painted ten more over the course of the summer. This view of Les Andelys, from smokestack to steeple, reflected in the slow-moving water of the Seine, hovers somewhere between Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism. The long, liquid strokes used to describe the surface of the river owe a debt to Monet, while the dappled, particulate color of the foliage at right, the rooftops, and the beach point to Seurat and Neo-Impressionism.


Gift from artist to;
Adolphe Albert (1855-1938).
[Gallery Lorenceau, Paris, 1962, to];
(sale, London, Sotheby’s, 23 October 1963, lot 54, ill., as Vue des Andelys, to);
J. Horner.
Private collection.
[Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York; sold 1968 to]
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