The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 16, 2024

View of Ste-Adrese Beach with the Dumont Baths

View of Ste-Adrese Beach with the Dumont Baths

1856
(French, 1820–1884)
Image: 30.8 x 39.1 cm (12 1/8 x 15 3/8 in.); Paper: 30.8 x 39.1 cm (12 1/8 x 15 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Claude Monet painted this same beach, but his works avoid precisely what Gustave Le Gray’s camera reveals.

Description

One of the pioneering masters of French landscape photography, Gustave Le Gray shows us the bathing establishments and tourist hotels that dominated the waterfront of this town on the coast of Normandy. Monet focused instead on the more picturesque and timeless beach and fishing boats. Le Gray’s image is distinctly rooted in the present—that is, the present of 1856—in a way that seems shockingly modern.
  • Daniel Wolf, New York NY, sold to Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, Scarsdale, NY
    ?-2022
    Michael Mattis & Judith Hochberg, Scarsdale, NY, given to The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
    March 7, 2022-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2022.35