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Mathias J. Alten: An American Impressionist ➔ Fisher Folks, Brittany, France

Artwork

Identifier:
2007.606.1
Artist:
Mathias Alten
Medium:
Watercolor on Paper
Date:
1899
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 19 in Width: 25 in
Description:
Watercolor image of three figures on a waterfront. A seated woman is having her foot examined by a crouching woman. Both the women are wearing pale off-yellow skirts and dark blue head scarves. Another person is behind them observing, wearing tan sweater/jacket and low-brimmed hat. Boats and water in background.
Historical Context:
Mathias Alten's many travels took him to the Eastern and Western coasts, where he focused on rocks and sea along California's coast. In 1911 he traveled to Schevenigen in the Netherlands, painting the broad-bottomed fishing boats pulled onto shore as well as clam diggers at work along the beach. There is extant, or a signed companion, watercolor to this painting. The two were exhibited together while in the collection of the Pantlind Hotel in Grand Rapids.
Credit:
Gift of Professor John Orr Buckholz
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
watercolors
works on paper
Library of Congress Subjects
Brittany (France)--History
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ Print and Drawing Cabinet ➜ Box 18 (PDC)
Location Notes:
GVSU Storage; Room 140 (PDC); Box 14; Pack #31