Gustave LOISEAU (1865 - 1935)
Bateaux sur la Seine à Oissel, 1909
School of painting: Post-Impressionism
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right ‘Loiseau, 1909’
60 x 81 cm
23 5/8 x 31 7/8 inches
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock no. 9137
Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Salle 1, Me. Bellier auctioneer, 25th February, 1955, no. 124, sold for 100,000 francs Collection M. Dubreuil, Rouen
Private collection, Rouen
Private collection England
London, Stoppenbach&Delestre, French 19th and 20th century paintings and works on paper 2005 catalogue no.18 reproduced in color
Born into a family of merchants, Gustave Loiseau initially worked as a decorator. In 1887, he received a small inheritance which enabled him to concentrate entirely on painting. He was nearly a self-taught artist.
After the influence of the Pont-Aven School, he then turned to Impressionism.
Like the Impressionists, he painted many landscapes of Ile-de-France, but also travelled a lot and spent his summers on the coast of Brittany and Normandy.