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The Port of La Rochelle, ca. 1920

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 50 x 61 cm
  • Inv. 1925-R

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The French artist Albert Marquet painted numerous river and harbour views. In the summer of 1920, he visited La Rochelle on the Atlantic Ocean. He depicted the port of the picturesque town from various angles with a few sharp brushstrokes. In the painting, we see the bay with the Quai Duperré in the foreground. A few barrels and packages seem to have just been unloaded or are waiting to be loaded onto a moored ship. In the background, behind the harbour, is the city with the medieval tower rising above the roofs. Striking, within the subdued and sober palette, are the subtle colour contrasts that enliven the painting.


Albert Marquet RKD
Bordeaux 1875 - Paris 1947
painters (artists)AAT

Title The Port of La Rochelle
Date ca. 1920
Period 20th century
Location La Rochelle TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signatures (names) bottom left: marquet
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1925-R
Acquisition credit purchase
Current whereabouts Work on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015571 cityscapes (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta' Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
41A775 wooden container: barrel, cask Iconclass
46C223 harbour Iconclass
46C2231 pier, quay, wharf Iconclass
46C22341 dock crane Iconclass
46C23 boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass
46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass
46C25 steamship, motorship Iconclass
61D(FRANCE) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (FRANCE) Iconclass
61E(LA ROCHELLE) names of cities and villages (LA ROCHELLE) Iconclass
School / Style realism (artistic form of expression) AAT
Catalogue du Musée des Beaux-Arts : II: Maîtres Modernes / Georges Chabot, Fritz Van Loo. - Gand : Ville de Gand, 1930 ; Gand : Imprimerie E. Heuvelmans, 1930 (p. 87)
Catalogus van het Museum van Schoone Kunsten Gent : II: Moderne Meesters / Georges Chabot, Fritz Van Loo. - Gent : Ad. Hoste, 1932 (p. 101-102)
Maitres de l'Art Contemporain (exposition Tournai, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 22.9 - 21.10.1956). - Tournai : Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tournai, 1956 (p. 10, nr. 50)
D'Ensor à Magritte dans les collections du Musée de Gand (exposition Lodève, Musée de Lodève-Hôtel du Cardinal de Fleury, 19 novembre 2004 - 27 février 2005) / Maïthé Vallès-Bled, Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Helke Lauwaert, Bruno Fornari. - Lodève : Musée de Lodève, 2004 ; Milano : Mazzotta, 2004 (p. 152-154, nr. 40)
The Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent : Modernism in Belgian Art ; from Neo-classicism to Surrealism (exhibition Kagawa, Takamatsu City Museum of Art,15 April - 29 May 2005 ; Setagaya Art Museum, 11 June - 4 September 2005 ; Iwaki City Art Museum, 10 September - 23 October 2005 ; Saitama, The Museum of Modern Art, 29 October - 25 December 2005) / Robert Hoozee, Bruno Fornari, Johan De Smet, Helke Lauwaert, Ruth Monteyne. - Tokyo : The Japan Association of Art Museums, 2005 (p. 134, nr. 98)
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