Dinard, Towards Saint-Malo

James Wilson Morrice

BIRTH YEAR 1865
BIRTH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 1924
DEATH PLACE Tunis, Tunisia

Where is your favorite place to sketch? With just a few brushstrokes, James Wilson Morrice captures the radiant glow of a summer day and transports us to the seaside in Dinard, Towards Saint-Malou. Born in Montreal, Morrice left for Paris in 1890 and immersed himself in the late Impressionist, and then Fauvist, artistic circles of the city. Recognized as one of Canada’s earliest Modernists, Morrice came to fame by producing works just like this: vibrantly painted sketches and paintings that captured daily life and landscapes he experienced during his many travels.

MEDIUM Oil on panel
DATE n.d.
DIMENSIONS 15.2cm x 12.1cm x 0.6cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.05.41
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: Miriam and Hudson Sargeant Art Collection, gift of Miriam Sargeant, 2013.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An oil painting of a dock in Dinard, with fishing boats tied to the left in the foreground, and three boats in a body of water in the middle ground. In the background, in the distance the coastline across the water.

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