Young Breton Girls in the Field

Creation date
oil on canvas
Mark Descriptions
signed L.R.: Henry Moret
33-1/16 x 45-1/4 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
Not Currently On View

With its winding coastal pathway, stone walls, and young girls in traditional dress and wood shoes, this canvas shows Moret's devotion to painting the local color of Brittany.

Moret adopted a milder version of the style pioneered by Gauguin and Bernard. His canvas has the meandering curves, striated brushwork, and flat zones of color identified with the Pont-Aven School. Yet when compared with a similar subject by Gauguin hanging in the center of this gallery, Gauguin's bolder manipulation of color and pattern is evident.

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