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Cliffs by the Sea at Cézembre, Brittany

c. 1830
(French, 1803–1886)
Sheet: 25.8 x 35 cm (10 3/16 x 13 3/4 in.)
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Isabey was primarily known for his watercolors and paintings of marine and beach scenes. As a young artist, he met and befriended Eugene Delacroix and Richard Parkes Bonington and traveled with them to England in 1825 where he was able to study the work of J. M. W. Turner and the English watercolorists. Isabey was one of the first French painters to work en plein air, or directly from nature. He proved to be an important French landscapist whose life spanned almost the entire 19th century. He contributed illustrations to the Voyage pittoresques et romantiques and became a sought-after watercolorist and painter of historical landscapes.
Cliffs by the Sea at Cézembre, Brittany

Cliffs by the Sea at Cézembre, Brittany

c. 1830

Eugène Isabey

(French, 1803–1886)
France, 19th century

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