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GUSTAVE LOISEAU | Peupliers sur les bords de l'Yonne
  • GUSTAVE LOISEAU | Peupliers sur les bords de l'Yonne


    Painted in 1907

    Signed ‘G Loiseau 1907’ (lower left)

    Oil on Canvas

    23¾" x 28¾" / 60 x 73 cms


    Peupliers sur les bords de l’Yonne reveals the masterful treatment of one of Loiseau’s most emblematic subjects: poplars by a riverside. In his focus upon poplars as a subject, Loiseau pays homage to the landscapes of Alfred Sisley and Claude Monet; most notably the latter is series of twenty-four views of poplars on the bank of the Epte in the spring of 1891.


    This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Didier Imbert.

    • Loiseau is one of the most foremost Post-Impressionist painters. He rebelled against the traditional practices of painting and joined the famous artists’ colony at Pont-Aven in Brittany in 1890. There he became companions with Henry Moret, Maxime Maufra and Paul Gauguin and under their influence, Loiseau embraced the use of bold colour and sought to expand and seek new aspects of the Impressionist style.


      Like his Impressionist forebearers, Loiseau was a champion of painting the landscape en plein air. In his quest to create movement and light, Loiseau developed a distinct cross hatching technique which resulted in the supple and ephemeral quality for which his work is known.


      Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir recognised Loiseau’s artistic talent and introduced him to the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who signed an exclusive contract with Loiseau in 1897. Loiseau’s work was exhibited widely during his lifetime and can be found in many notable museums and private collections.