Inventory number
P04373
Author
Haes, Carlos de (Spanish)
Title
Villerville Beach (Normandy)
Chronology
Ca. 1880
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
22 cm x 40 cm
School
Española
Theme
Paisaje
On display
Yes
Provenance
Museo de Arte Moderno (donación discípulos de Carlos de Haes), 1899.

A view of the profile of the Villerville mansion from the beach.

The short, impasto and vibrant brushtrokes emphasize the sensation of a fleeting moment that Haes seems to have wanted to capture with this landscape. The highlights that illuminate the ocean mist contrast with the dark range of colors on the horizon and the rocks in the foreground.

The drawing, Villerville (D5285), in the Prado Museum collection has made it possible to complete the title of the present work.

This painting was one of the works by Carlos de Haes that his disciples donated to the now-defunct Museum of Modern Art. They were accepted by Royal Order of 10 June 1899.

 
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