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A Canal in Bruges at Dusk

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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On the advice of Camille Mauclair, Le Sidaner visited Bruges in 1898, finding among the canals a theme which he varied constantly over the years. Evening and night effects on deserted canals became a favourite motif. His second visit to Bruges in 1899 to 1900 lasted over a year. A label from the Goupil Gallery on the back suggests that Mrs Weldon might have bought this from the proprietor, William Marchant, who promoted Le Sidaner's work on the London market.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford

  • Date

    c. 1898

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    49 x 65 cm

  • Accession number

    WA1937.51

  • Acquisition method

    Bequeathed by Mrs W. F. R. Weldon, 1937

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