La Vague, 1893 by Alfred Stevens (Belgian, 1823 - 1906)
Alfred Stevens
Belgian, 1823 - 1906

La Vague

oil on canvas
21 3/8 x 32 1/8 inches (54.29 x 81.6 centimeters)
Framed: 28 1/4 x 39 inches (71.76 x 99.06 centimeters)

signed and dated lower left: A Stevens 93


Private Collection, Switzerland

In 1880, on the advice of his doctor and close friend Professor Peter, Alfred Stevens began to spend time at the seaside to paint and to recover his health. With an annual stipend and exclusivity contract from Georges Petit, Stevens travelled to Le Havre from 1881-1883 and created numerous views of tumultuous seas below stormy skies. This began a new motif in Steven’s work that continued through the 1890s. He painted in Sainte-Adresse in 1884 and in Normandy in 1890, including Honfleur in 1891-92 and around Dieppe in 1893. It is this latter location is likely depicted in the current work.

Alfred Stevens (Belgian, 1823 - 1906)

Selected Museum Collections:
Musée d?Orsay and Petit Palais, Paris; Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Musée Charlier, Brussels; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Musée national du Château de Compiègne; Dallas Museum of Art, TX; Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent; The National Gallery, London; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles; Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, Munich; Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Chéret, Nice; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims; Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Céramique, Verviers; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown;

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