This gorgeous view of La Porte de Bourgogne in Moret-sur-Loing was painted at the height of the artist's career. The commune was a great source of inspiration for other great Impressionist painters, including Monet, Renoir and Sisley, and this painting features Le Sidaner's own signature Impressionistic style which he adopted in 1898. The canvas, which underscores Monet's great influence on the artist, presents a romantic view of the river bank, bridge,, church, and medieval monument of La Porte de Bourgogne in the picturesque town of Moret. In this particular scene, Le Sidaner successfully explores the light effects on the river, captures the soft poetic yet radiant sky silhouetting the structures , soothing the viewer's gaze and conveying a sense of tranquility. As Paul Signac stated, "Le Sidaner's entire work is influenced by a taste for tender, soft and silent atmospheres" (quoted in Yann Farinaux-Le Sidaner, op. cit., p. 31)
Galerie G. Petit, no. 3262 and 9764
Musée des beaux-arts, Cambrai (exchanged for another painting by the artist, who reduced this one)
William Singer, Jr.
Washington County Museum, Hagerstown (acquired from W. Singer in 1927)
Gallery M. Sternberg, Chicago
Richard Green Gallery, London
Private collection, Canada
Jody Klotz Fine Art, Abilene
Private collection, Austin
1 July 1973, Galerie Motte, Geneva, reproduced, no. 519.
5 December 1978, Christie's, London, no. 38.
Galerie Georges Petit, Exposition des Douze (Société Nouvelle), Paris, March 1918
Gallery M. Sternberg, 19th and 20th Century Masters, Chicago, 1976, reproduced, no. 2
Washington County Museum Bulletin, Hagerstown, 1 February 1938
Yann Farinaux-Le Sidaner, Catalogue Raisonné, Le Sidaner: L'oeuvre peint et gravé, Edition André Sauret, Elli and Pagini: Milan, 1989, pg. 156, no. 386, reproduced
Yann Farinaux-Le Sidaner, Henri Le Sidaner: Paysages Intimes, Éditions Monelle Hayot, Château de Saint Rémy-en-l'Eau: 2013, pg. 154, reproduced in color
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