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Collection Online as of July 13, 2024

Breton Landscape

Breton Landscape

(Dutch, 1868–1946)
Unframed: 65.4 x 54.3 cm (25 3/4 x 21 3/8 in.)

Did You Know?

Verkade painted many landscapes, including a drop cloth he painted for a puppet show titled Les Sept Princesses (The Seven Princesses).


Brittany, in northwestern France, was an important place to Verkade both artistically and spiritually. The artist was captivated by the terrain that differed so greatly from that of Amsterdam, inspiring a series of Breton landscapes. Verkade also converted to Catholicism during his travels to Brittany, shifting the trajectory of his art away from landscapes and toward a revival of religious painting and sacred art.
  • Edouard Vuillard [1868-1940] Paris, France
    Solomon Family Collection, Paris, France, by descent
    (Galerie Hopkins, Paris, France, January 2010, sold to Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley)
    Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley, Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    Provenance Footnotes
    1 According to documentation supplied by Galerie Hopkins-Custot. Annette Roussel (1898-1968), Edouard Vuillard’s niece, married Jacques Salomon in 1920. 
  • Verkade, Willibrord, and Caroline Boyle-Turner. Jan Verkade : Hollandse Volgeling Van Gauguin. Zwolle, Netherlands: Waanders, 1989. Reproduced: p. 101
  • Impressionism to Modernism: The Keithley Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 11, 2022-January 8, 2023).
    Jan Verkade, hollandse volgeling van Gauguin. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1989).
  • {{cite web|title=Breton Landscape|url=false|author=Jan Verkade|year=1891–92|access-date=13 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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