Landscape with Houses

Georges Seurat (French, Paris 1859–1891 Paris)

Conté crayon
9 13/16 x 12 9/16 in. (24.9 x 31.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
  • Secondary Titles

    Maisons (Effet du soleil - Paysage aux maisons)

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: On verso, in blue pencil:
    "G Seurat / L"

    On verso, in red pencil (upside down):

    On verso, in graphite:

  • Provenance

    Emile Verhaeren (Belgian, 1855–1916), Brussels, after Seurat's death in 1891; Léo Gausson (French, Lagny 1860–1944 Lagny), Paris, probably until his death in 1944; Georges Tardif (French); Madame Veuve Georges Tardif (French); Alice Tardif (French); Walter C. Baker, by 1960 until his death in 1971; Donor: Walter C. Baker

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 1, 1960–September 1, 1960.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings Recently Acquired, 1975-1984," November 27, 1984–February 10, 1985.

    Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais. "Georges Seurat 1859-1891," April 9, 1991–August 12, 1991.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," November 28, 1994–February 5, 1995.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    de Hauke 455; Paris-New York 1991, no. 50

  • References

    Robert L. Herbert "Seurat in Chicago and New York." Burlington Magazine. vol. 100, no. 662, May 1958, p. 146 (note 1).

    Robert L. Herbert Seurat: Paintings and Drawings Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago, 16 January - 7 March 1958, and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 24 March - 11 May 1958. Edited by Daniel Catton Rich, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1958, cat. no. hors catalogue.

    César de Hauke Seurat et son oeuvre. vol. 2, Paris, 1961, cat. no. 455, pp. 72-73, ill.

    Robert L. Herbert Seurat's Drawings. Shorewood Atelier, New York, 1962, p. 188 (catalogue entry), cat. no. 155, p. 177, ill.

    Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 109, p. 61, ill.

    John Russell Seurat. Oxford University Press, New York and Toronto, 1965, fig. no. 77, pp. 86, 277, ill.

    Fiorella Minervino, André Chastel L'opera completa di Seurat. Rizzoli, See also French edition, 'Tout l'oeuvre peint de Seurat', Italian. Milan, 1972, cat. no. D105, p. 113, ill.

    Fiorella Minervino, André Chastel Tout l'oeuvre peint de Seurat. Ernest Flammarion, See also Italian edition, 'L'opera complete di Seurat', French. Paris, 1972, cat. no. D105, p. 113, ill.

    Jacob Bean Seurat, Drawings and Oil Sketches from New York Collections. Exh. cat.: September 29 - November 27, 1977. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1977, cat. no. 4.

    Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat, Jean-Marie Clarke Seurat. Editions Albert Skira (Geneva), Rizzoli (New York), French & English eds. published simultaneously by Skira &Rizzoli. Geneva and New York, 1990, p. 118, ill.

    Anne Distel Seurat. Chêne, Switzerland?, 1991, fig. no. 16, p. 148, ill.

    Michael F. Zimmermann, Jérôme Ferry, Solange Schnall, Karin Fanny Williams Les Mondes de Seurat, son oeuvre et le débat artistique de son temps. Fonds Mercator (Anvers), Albin Michel (Paris), French edition (also see German ed.). Antwerp and Paris, 1991, fig. no. 204, p. 115, ill.

    Robert L. Herbert, Françoise Cachin, Anne Distel, Susan Alyson Stein, Gary Tinterow Georges Seurat, 1859-1891. Exh. cat., Paris, Grand Palais, 9 April 1991 - 12 August 1991, and MMA, 24 September 1991 - 12 January 1992. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, English version; French version also published. New York, 1991-1992, cat. no. 50, p. 73, ill.

    Françoise Cachin Seurat et le rêve de l'art-science. Librairie Gallimard, Réunion des musées nationaux , Peinture, Paris, 1991, p. 139 (table of illustrations), fig. no. 23hg, p. 23, ill.

    Michael F. Zimmermann Piero della Francesca and His Legacy Proceedings of the symposium 'Monarca della Pittura: Piero and his Legacy', sponsored by the Center of Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the National Gallery of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Center; Washington, 4-5 December 1992. Edited by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., University Press of New England, Washington and Hanover, 1995, fig. no. 9, p. 281.

    Robert L. Herbert Seurat : Drawings and Paintings. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2001, fig. no. pl. 28, pp. 46, 50.

    Jodi Hauptman, Richard Thomson, Richard Shiff, Karl Buchberg, Hubert Damisch, Bridget Riley George Seurat: The Drawings. Ex. cat. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2007, cat. no. 33, p. 250, ill.

  • See also