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SEURAT, Georges (1859-1891)

[[underline]]STUDY FOR "LA PARADE"[[/underline]] (1888-89)

Painted on wood:  6-3/4 x 9-7/8"

Signed on lower right.

Famous picture "La Parade" painted in 1889.

This picture is a smaller version of one of the six major works by Seurat, "La Parade" which is now in the collection of Mr. Stephen Clark, New York.  Whereas the big picture is a completely finished work, this one is also, but in a different sense, for the yellow background which forms the base of the picture is merely the panel showing through - all the more remarkable in revealing Seurat's technique.  This little picture actually has the force and greatness of the major version.  It is extremely interesting and typically shows the manner in which Seurat attained the height of his career.  The "pointillisme" is clearly characterized by the many touches in color on the wood.

[[underline]]Collections[[/underline]]:  Mme. Vildrac
Pierre Loeb

[[underline]]Reproduced[[/underline]]:  "Les Arts Francais de la Revolution a nos jours", Fontaine & Vauxcelles, Vol. I, Pl. 237.

"International Studio", December 1929, P. 54.

"Burlington Magazine", December 1929, P. 280.

"Seurat", Lucie Cousturier, PP. 12, 21.

"Suerat", Album Druet.

"Art Bulletin", June 1941 "Some Aspects of the Development of Seurat's Style" by Robert J. Goldwater, opposite P. 124.

"Georges Seurat", John Rewald, 1943, No. 76, P. 102.

[[underline]]Exhibited[[/underline]]:  Inauguration Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, N. Y., 1929 (reproduced in catalogue No. 55).

"Cubism & Abstract Art", Museum of Modern Art, N. Y., 1936, No. 260 (reproduced in catalogue P. 21, Fig. 6). 
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