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Port of Saint-Cast

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Signac was a leading practitioner of the Neo-Impressionist style originated by Georges Seurat, which abandoned the free brushwork of Impressionism in favor of a systematic application of tiny, distinct touches of pure color. Port of Saint-Cast is one of a series of four seascapes that Signac...

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Inscribed: Signed and dated lower left: P.Signac 90; rear: Inscribed lower right: Op. 209


1890, sold by the artist to Victor Boch, Brussels [see note 1]. By 1929 until at least 1934, Galerie Léon Marseille, Paris. A. Zwemmer, London. By 1951, A. Ehrman, London. 1958, Marlborough Fine Arts, Ltd., London; June 16, 1958, sold by Marlborough to William A. Coolidge (b. 1901 - d. 1992), Topsfield and Cambridge, MA; 1991, gift of William A. Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991) NOTES: [1] The provenance given here is based on the information provided by Françoise Cachin, Signac: Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint (Paris, 2000), cat. no. 205.

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Gift of William A. Coolidge



66.0 x 82.5 cm (26 x 32 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas