Oil on canvas
51 x 150 cm
Signed lower right: Lebasque
The authenticity of this work was confirmed by Mrs Christine Lenoir, great granddaughter of the artist.
Denise Bazetoux, Henri Lebasque, Catalogue Raisonné Tome 1, Arteprint, 2008, to bring closer to "La plage de Cagnes-sur-Mer", described and reproduced under the n°1446 p.344.
Champigné 1865 - Cannet 1937
Henri Lebasque first studied at Angers's regional school of Fine Arts. In 1886, settled in Paris, he entered the school of Fine Arts and the Colarossi Academy. His artistic career only took off when he encoutered Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissaro. Like them, Henri Lebasque was interested in capturing transitory moments and the fleeting effects of light. However, his landscapes, his scenes of daily life, - most of the time set in the South of France- are rendered through a vibrant color palette close to that of the Fauve artists even though Lebasque's approach and colors are less outrageous than some of the painters of this movement. During his lifetime, his paintings have been exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants, des Artistes Français or d'Automne. Nowadays, his production can be seen at the Musée d'Orsay, Washington's National Gallery, or the MoMA.