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Saint Tropez

Circa 1893

Paul Signac (1863-1935)

Oil and graphite on panel

Height: 18.8 cm ( panel ); Width: 27.1 cm ( panel ); Height: 29.8 cm ( frame ); Depth: 4.3 cm ( frame ); Width: 37.8 cm ( frame );


Signed, on verso, P.S. St Tropez
Signed, bottom left & recto, P. Signac

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; bequest; 1948

About this work
Signac moved to St-Tropez in 1892. He was the first Parisian artist to settle in this remote Mediterranean fishing village. He sought ‘sky, sea, the setting sun’ and a good anchorage for his boat, Olympia.

This is Signac’s preparatory study for a larger painting of the port at St-Tropez. The bold colours and technique of sketches like this had a significant impact on artists of the next generation, including Henri Matisse and André Derain. (Permanent collection label)

This work is not on display
While we make every effort to ensure this information is correct, displays are subject to last-minute changes.

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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