John Singer Sargent -- American painter
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oil on canvas
48.58 x 28.26 cm (19 1/8 x 11 1/8 in.)
Zoe Oliver Sherman Collection 22.646
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Looking northerly along the sea wall of Cancale at la Houle -- the harbor. Just beyond the sail of the boat you can see a dark brownish ramp that leads from the Lighthouse (not shown off frame left) down into the harbor at low tide. The "ramp" was replaced by a masonry "jetty" called Cale de la Fenêtre. You can see the "ramp" in the photo below.
ExhibitionsGreat Expectations: John Singer Sargent Painting Children; 2004-2005
The artist; Henry Hall and Zoe Oliver Sherman, Boston, before 1916; to MFA, 1922, gift of Zoe Oliver Sherman Collection.
By: Natasha Wallace
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