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Creator Name: Manet, Edouard
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1832 - 1883
Creator Name-CRT: Edouard Manet
Title: Le Bouchon
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1878
Creation End Date: 1878
Creation Date: 1878
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: Ink, pencil, paper, laid
Dimensions: Overall: 14 5/8 x 17 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (37.15 x 44.77 x 3.81 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1985.R.35
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
Context: Maximillian Luce was suffering immensely just after his wife left him when Camille Pissarro, always the father figure, invited Luce to travel to London with him to visit his son Lucien. Pissarro made the suggestion out of respect for Luce, whose neo-impressionist paintings of the late 1880s and early 1890s are the pinnacle of his modest contribution to vanguard painting. Luce accepted the elder painter's invitation and spent June and July of 1892 in London (Bouin-Luce 1986, vol. 1, 25, 71). There the three men went frequently to museums and studied paintings, especially the works of Turner, whose views of the Thames the must have admired. As if in modernist mimicry of the great British master of color, both Pissarro and Luce decided to paint the Thames and her great bridges.Luce made this powerful charcoal drawing sometime during the summer of 1892 and, perhaps immediately, used it to form the compositional scaffolding for an important painting that he completed in 1893. The painting, "The Thames in London, Vauxhall Bridge" (private collection, London), was first exhibited in 1894, but the drawing for it is reproduced here for the first time. Many connoisseurs of Luce's career find that his greatest works are his charcoal drawings of the late 1880s and early 1890s, and Emery Reves evidently concurred."Impressionist Paintings Drawings and Sculpture from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection," page 105
AMICA ID: DMA_.1985.R.35
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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