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Cornfield in the Valley of Saint-Jean-du-Doigt (Brittany)

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 65.3 x 81.3 cm
  • Inv. 1914-AE

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Maxime Maufra (1861-1918), friend and fervent defender of Paul Gauguin, preferentially painted coastal landscapes and seascapes. He was trained in the tradition of French landscape painting and subsequently converted to Impressionism. Influenced by Gauguin and the painters of Pont-Aven, Maufra adopted a more synthetic and stylised art in the 1890s. In his later landscapes, he again used a sketchy and dynamic touch, sometimes related to that of Van Gogh. Maufra's work was exhibited at the Salons of La Libre Esthétique in Brussels for several years in succession. His name is also linked to Le Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre, Paris. He stayed there for barely two years, from 1892 to 1894, but he was the first painter to take up residence in the building that would later become so famous, partly thanks to Picasso.

Artist

Maxime Camille Louis Maufra RKD
Nantes 1861 - Poncé-sur-le-Loir 1918
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Title Cornfield in the Valley of Saint-Jean-du-Doigt (Brittany)
Period 19th century
20th century
Location France TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) bottom left: maufra
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1914-AE
Acquisition credit bequest
Scribe, Fernand
Ghent
1913
Current whereabouts Work on display
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IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/606/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 25H landscapes Iconclass
300236227 townscapes (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
22 natural phenomena Iconclass
22C light Iconclass
22C1 natural light Iconclass
24A8 sunlight Iconclass
25G11 groups of trees Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H landscapes Iconclass
25H12 dale, valley Iconclass
25H18 cultivated land Iconclass
25I2 village Iconclass
25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
46A222 rural life Iconclass
46C11 road, path Iconclass
61D(FINISTERE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FINISTERE) Iconclass
61D(FRANCE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FRANCE) Iconclass
61E(SAINT-JEAN-DU-DOIGT) names of cities and villages (SAINT-JEAN-DU-DOIGT) Iconclass
School / Style Impressionist (style) AAT
Catalogus van het Museum van Schoone Kunsten Gent : II: Moderne Meesters / Georges Chabot, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Ad. Hoste, 1932 (p. 103)
De vrienden van Scribe : De Europese smaak van een Gents mecenas (tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 12 december 1998 - 14 maart 1999) / Monique Tahon-Vanroose, Robert Hoozee. - Gent : Snoeck-Ducaju & Zoon, 1998 ; Antwerpen : Pandora, 1998 (p. 196 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (p. 234-235 (ill.))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : De collectie (tentoonstelling vanaf 21 maart 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2021
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand : La Collection (exposition dès le 21 mars 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Gand : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Gand, 2021
Museum of Fine Arts Ghent : The Collection (exhibition opened on March 21th 2021) / Johan De Smet, Bart Ooghe, Frederica Van Dam, Lieven Van Den Abeele, Cathérine Verleysen. - Ghent : Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, 2021
Maison Blanchet : 1834-1963 ; Marchands de couleurs fines et de toiles à tableaux / Frédéric Blanchet. - [s.l.]. - Frédéric Blanchet, 2024
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