Inventory number
P03910
Author
Haes, Carlos de
Title
A Wrecked Ship
Chronology
1883
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
59 cm x 101 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Landscape
On display
No
Provenance
Acquisition from the author by R. O. de 20/06/1885; Museo de Arte Moderno.

While Carlos de Haes was the first in Spain to begin plein air painting, he didn't always paint his landscapes that way. The present work is an example of a studio painting based on sketches made directly on the beach at Saint Jean de Luz. The center of the composition is an image of a destroyed ship that has run aground on the beach, with the immensity of the sea behind it. Images of grounded or drifting boats were a central part of Haes' subject matter during the period of his life that he lived away from his family.

 
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