Departure of the Fishing Boats

Creation date
polychrome wood relief
Mark Descriptions
signed with initials and dated at right end of panel: 1894 / CA
7 x 57 in.
Credit line
Samuel Josefowitz Collection of the School of Pont-Aven, through the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc., the Josefowitz Family, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Cornelius, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Betley, Lori and Dan Efroymson and other Friends of the Museum
Accession number
Currently On View In
Jane H. Fortune Gallery -

Influenced by traditional local wood carving, many Pont-Aven artists sculpted furniture and decorative panels. This relief adopts the popular Breton theme of families waving farewell to the seafaring fishermen.

Carving with a gouge before applying the color, Amiet cleverly extended the windswept figures and sailboats across the wide panel.

Amiet spent thirteen months in Pont-Aven and carried many of the artists' progressive ideas back to his native Switzerland.

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