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LE SIDANER, Henri Eugène (1862 - 1939)
[image: Boats, Heyst]
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.