The Road to Nieuport

Creation date
oil on canvas
Mark Descriptions
signed and dated L.L.: A.W. Finch / 88
21-5/8 x 26 in.
Credit line
Gift in memory of Robert S. Ashby by his family and friends
Accession number
Currently On View In
Robert H. and Ina M. Mohlman Gallery - H209

When Seurat first exhibited in Brussels in 1887, several progressive Belgian artists were attracted to methods. Finch was the first one to adopt Neo-Impressionism, and this landscape is one of his early efforts to use pointillist brushwork and divided color. His deft blend of geometric simplicity and gentle luminosity, accented by the image's sense of stillness and detachment, demonstrates Finch's exceptional affinity with the work of Seurat.

The unusual subject of sheep grazing amid a row of electricity poles may be the artist's wry commentary on the interaction of rural life and industrialization.

Provenance Research is on-going at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and information will be added to this record as research is completed. Please contact Annette Schlagenhauff, Assoc. Curator of Research, at with any questions.
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