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House at Dusk (La Cité)

Georges Seurat (French, Paris 1859–1891 Paris)

Date:
1881–82
Medium:
Conté crayon
Dimensions:
12 1/6 x 9 3/8 in. (30.6 x 23.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1951; acquired from The Museum of Modern Art, Lillie P. Bliss Collection
Accession Number:
55.21.5
  • Secondary Titles

    Maison au Crépuscule (Maison - La Cité)

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: On verso, lower right hand corner, in red pencil:
    "222"

    On verso, centre, in graphite:
    "de Seurat"
    followed by a mark or signature and several words, all indecipherable.

    Marking: Watermark: E. D. et Cie
    [see Paris-New York 1991]

  • Provenance

    Émile Seurat (French, 1891–1906)Paris, 1891 until his death in 1906; Mme veuve Émile Seurat (French)1906 - 1929; Georges Bernheim, Paris, 1929; Martin Birnbaum, New York, 1929; Lizzie Plummer Bliss, 1929 until her death in 1931; Museum of Modern Art, New York, Lillie P. Bliss bequest,1931 until purchase by MMA, 1951; Donor: Joseph Pulitzer Bequest

  • Exhibition History

    Bernheim-Jeune et Cie, Paris. "Exposition Georges Seurat (1859-1891), 1908-09," December 14, 1908–January 9, 1909.

    Musée du Louvre. "Dessins Français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, de David à Picasso," October 25, 1973–January 7, 1974.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth Century French Drawings and Prints," June 23, 1981–August 23, 1981.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Georges Seurat 1859-1891," September 24, 1991–January 12, 1992.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 8, 1999–May 3, 1999.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    de Hauke 545; Paris-New York 1991, no. 53

  • References

    Fourth Loan Exhibition: The Collection of Miss Lillie P. Bliss Exh. cat., Andover, Addison Gallery of American Art, 17 October - 15 December 1931. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 1931, cat. no. 113.

    Memorial Exhibition; The Collection of Miss Lizzie P. Bliss. Exh. cat., 17 May - 27 September. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1931, cat. no. 139.

    Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Modern Masters from the Collection of Miss Lizzie P. Bliss Exh. cat., Indianapolis, John Herron Art Institute, 1-31 January 1932. John Herron Art Institute, 1932, cat. no. 108.

    Alfred H. Barr, Jr. The Lillie P. Bliss collection. Exh. cat., 14 May - 12 September. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1934, cat. no. 60.

    Watercolors and Drawings from the Lillie P. Bliss Collection Exh. cat., Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, 21 May - 11 June 1935. Arts Club of Chicago, 1935, cat. no. 13.

    An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Water Colors from the Lillie P. Bliss Collection Exh. cat., Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, 13 March - 10 April 1935. Carnegie Institute, 1935, cat. no. 24.

    Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Dorothy C. Miller, Ernestine M. Fantl, Beaumont Newhall Cubism and Abstract Art. Exh. cat., 2 March - 19 April. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1st. New York, 1936, cat. no. 257, p. 223.

    Curt Valentin [Gallery] Seurat: His Drawings Exh. cat., New York, Buchholz Gallery, 4-29 March 1947, coinciding with the publication of Germain Seligman, 'The Drawings of Georges Seurat'. New York, 1947, cat. no. 20.

    Germain Seligman The Drawings of Georges Seurat. Curt Valentin [Gallery], New York, 1947, cat. no. 39, fig. no. pl. XXVIII, pp. 23, 70, ill.

    Seurat, 1859-1891 : Paintings and Drawings. Exh. cat., 19 April - 7 May. Knoedler and Co., New York, 1949, cat. no. 30.

    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. 67, p. 29.

    French Drawings from American Collections: Clouet to Matisse Ex. cat. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Dutch, French and English versions of catalogue. Rotterdam, Paris, New York, MMA February 3 - March 15, 1959, cat. no. 187, p. 122.

    César de Hauke Seurat et son oeuvre. vol. 2, Paris, 1961, cat. no. 545, pp. 132-133,280,, ill.

    Pierre Courthion, Norbert Guterman Georges Seurat. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., The Library of Great Painters, New York, 1968, p. 53, 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. D140, pp. 114, 115, 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. D140, pp. 114, 115, ill.

    Jacob Bean, Linda Boyer Gillies, Cynthia Lambros, Roseline Bacou, Réunion des musées nationaux Dessins français du Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York de David à Picasso. 54th Exposition de Cabinet des Dessins Musée du Louvre, 25 October, 1973-7 January 1974. Paris, 1973, cat. no. 88, fig. no. 77, pp. 65, 147.

    Antoine Terrasse l'Univers de Seurat. Henri Scrépel, Paris, 1976, p. 36, ill.

    Hilton Kramer "Seurat, A Master of Elusive Perceptions" New York Times. 30 September. New York, 1977, p. 62.

    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. 16.

    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. 53, p. 77, ill.



  • See also
339750:2

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