Henry Moret is seen as one of the most important Post-Impressionists. Soon after his academic training he turned to Impressionism. All through his career he painted the land and the sea of Northern France, in particular the coastline of Brittany, with peasants and fishermen going about their daily work.
Only for a brief period he joined the Pont-Aven school and worked with his friends Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard in a Symbolist style. He soon returned to an impressionistic style.
His exceptional ability to paint the coastline in lively and vibrant variations of form and colour, culminated in 1895 in an agreement with the important art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. From now on he could have a very productive career as a painter without having to deal with financial worries.
Abels Gemälde Galerie Köln; to a private Dutch collection in the 1970s.
Mr J.Y. Rolland, Paris dd. 3 February 2014: authentic work, to be included in in the catalogue raisonné of the painted works by Henry Moret being prepared by Mr Rolland.