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Maker(s):Loiseau, Gustave
Culture:French (1865-1935)
Title:Cote du Chou au Printemps
Date Made:1909
Materials:Oil on canvas
Place Made:Europe; France; Pontoise; Cote du Chou
Measurements:frame: 28 1/2 x 32 3/4 in.; 72.39 x 83.185 cm; stretcher: 21 3/4 x 26 in.; 55.245 x 66.04 cm
Narrative Inscription:  lwr. r. (in orange paint): G Loiseau 09; on reverse, in charcoal/pencil on the back of the canvas: 1909; on the stretcher, partially hidden by old tape, also in charcoal/pencil: La Cote du Chou, Printemps; other inventory or exhibition numbers are pencilled on the strainer; there is an impressed maker's mark on the center bar of the strainer.
Accession Number:  MH 2003.11
Credit Line:Bequest of Eleanor Bacon (Eleanor C. Adams, Class of 1934)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Blossoming trees with cottage in background, single male figure standing in center

Label Text:
Among the second generation of French Impressionists, Gustave Loiseau was one of the most representative for several reasons. A self-taught artist, his style did not derive from a specific lesson learned from his elders but rather from nature itself, and it is this very point that joins his style and subject matter to the artistic movement called Impressionism. For Loiseau, nothing replaced direct observation of nature, of the world that surrounds us. Like Claude Monet and Camlle Pissarro, Loiseau found his inspiration in the presence of the subject itself. Very attracted by water, Loiseau was constantly inspired by its flow and by scenes of rivers at different seasons – or by cities and villages along their banks, such as the Loing at Moret, the Oise at Pointoise, and the Seine everywhere. Loiseau was also very fond of the country. Each year he marveled at the rhythm of the seasons and the re-awakening in the spring of the apple, pear and cherry trees in orchards.

-Marianne Doezema, Florence Finch Abbott Director, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (ca. 2009)

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