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Boats, Heyst

LE SIDANER, Henri Eugène (1862 - 1939)

[image: Boats, Heyst]

Date: 1900

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 71.1 x 92.2 cm

Acquired: 1910; Purchase; Pyke Thompson funds

Accession Number: NMW A 2548

Le Sidaner was born in the French colony of Mauritius and brought up in Dunkirk. He trained in Paris and in 1898 visited Bruges, where he adopted Impressionism as a working technique. His townscapes, generally devoid of human activity, have a Symbolist air of melancholy. This work depicts the harbour at Heyst, a Belgian town north of Zeebrugge.

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