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Georges-Pierre Seurat. Evening, Honfleur. 1886

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Evening, Honfleur

Georges-Pierre Seurat (French, 1859–1891)

1886. Oil on canvas, with painted wood frame, 30 3/4 x 37" (78.3 x 94 cm) including frame. Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

266.1957

Estate of the artist (Madeleine Knobloch), Paris, 1891 [1]; acquired by Gustave Kahn (1859-1936), Paris, 1892 [2]. Victor Claessens, Waereghem, near Brussels, before 1923 [3]; by inheritance to his son Armand Claessens, Waereghem, near Brussels, 1929 [4]; sold to Wildenstein Galleries, New York, 1937 [5]; sold to Adele R. and David M. Levy, November 1938 [6]; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1957 (Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy).
[1] C. M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris: Gründ, 1961, no. 167.
[2] Ibid. Henri Dorra and John Rewald, eds. Seurat, Paris: Les Beaux Arts, 1959, no. 171: "Gustave Kahn, Bruxelles (à partir de 1892)." Included in the exhibition Les XX, Brussels, 1892 (no. 8): "Embouchure de la Seine (Honfleur), Soir, appartient à M. G. Kahn."
[3] C. M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, Paris: Gründ, 1961, no. 167. See letter Michel Callewaert, V.A. Claessens, Waereghem to C. de Hauke, Paris, January 17, 1958, Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General correspondence: Michel Callewaert (Box 20, Folder 8), Archives of American Art, Washington, DC. Date of acquisition not known.
[4] Ibid. See Dorra and Rewald, 1959, no. 171. Included in the exhibition L'Impressionisme, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, June 15-September 29, 1935 (no. 75).
[5] See letter Michel Callewaert, V.A. Claessens, Waereghem to Wildenstein & Co., New York, December 20, 1957, Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General correspondence: Michel Callewaert (Box 20, Folder 8), Archives of American Art, Washington, DC.
[6] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Grandcamp, un soir (erroneous title)
Setting Sun, Grandcamp
Marine, Coucher de soleil
Sunset (Coucher de soleil)
Embouchure de la Seine à Honfleur, Soir (Marine, coucher de soleil)
Embouchure de la Seine (Honfleur), Soir
Embouchure de la Seine. Soir
Embouchure de la Seine (Honfleur)
[Grandcamp, un soir]
[L'Embouchure de la Seine, un soir, Honfleur]
[Honfleur, un soir, embouchure de la Seine]

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