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The Port of Saint-Tropez

The Port of Saint-Tropez

Paul Signac (in 1914)

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In 1892, Signac discovered the small fishing village of Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera. He painted and drew numerous pictures of the harbour with its characteristic lighthouse. Saint-Tropez attracted many other artists in Signac’s wake. Decades later, in the 1950s, it became a favourite holiday location for the international jet set.

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Title The Port of Saint-Tropez
Material and technique Black chalk, pen and brush and black ink, water colour
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 358 mm
Width 438 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Paul Signac
Accession number BRL MB 1997/T 8 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: particuliere collectie / private collection 2008
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1997
Age artist About 51 years old
Internal exhibitions Selectie Impressionisten van Manet tot Cézanne (2017)
Water-colour > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique

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Paul Signac

Parijs 1863 - Parijs 1935

Paul Signac, born in Paris, was involved in founding the Société des Indépendants in 1884. This annual, non-jury exhibition offered admission to all artists...

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