The Beach at Saint-Jacut

The Beach at Saint-Jacut

1909

Edouard Vuillard

(French, 1868-1940)

Distemper on paper, laid down on canvas

Sheet: 59 x 44 cm (23 1/4 x 17 5/16 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.143

Catalogue raisonné: Salomon and Cogeval VIII-345

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Vuillard created this drawing using distemper, a technique that involves mixing pigment and glue, which he favored at this time for the planes of matte color that resulted.

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Édouard Vuillard spent the summer of 1909 in the French coastal town of Saint-Jacut de la Mer, known for its beaches and bathing. Sharing housing with a group of artist friends, Vuillard sketched and painted avidly, depicting the seascape in several works including this drawing. Here, the artist emphasized the remoteness of the beach, depicting a woman sitting alone, wearing a gray dress that matches the tone of the infinitely expanding sky beyond her.

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