Galerie des Granges, Geneva
Private collection, New York (acquired in 1983)
To be included in the Loiseau Catalogue raisonné being prepared by Didier Imbert.
Although taught by Gauguin, in the mid-1890s Loiseau adopted a Post-Impressionist style that owed a significant debt to Claude Monet, clearly seen in his views of the river Seine. In 1895, Monet and Auguste Renoir introduced the young painter to their art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who two years later signed an exclusive contract with Loiseau. Thanks to this contract Loiseau enjoyed a considerable financial success that allowed him to travel and explore various landscapes outside of Paris. The subject of the present work, the River Eure, a tributary of the Seine, was a favoured theme to which he returned on many occasions. it illustrates Loiseau’s inventive use of Impressionist technique, reminiscent of that of Claude Monet and loosely inspired by the pure colour theories of Pointillism.