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This coastline near Marseille appears to have been painted in a single gesture. Details such as waves, grass, clouds and a few people are rendered sketchily. The Dutch painter Jongkind worked mainly in France and was one of the pioneers of Impressionism. His atmospheric paintings were a source of inspiration for Claude Monet.


Title La Ciotat
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 13
Dimensions (general) Width : 55,7 cm
Height : 32,4 cm
Makers Painter: Johan Barthold Jongkind
Accession number 1378 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: G.H. Hintzen 1930
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1930
Age maker About 61 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Material Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Johan Barthold Jongkind

Lattrop 1819 - Côte-Saint-André 1891

Johan Barthold Jongkind studied at the Drawing Academy in The Hague from 1837. In 1845, the French painter Eugène Isabey invited him to come to Paris. Jongkind..