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Paul Signac (1863-1935)

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Introduction:

On this page you will find an account of the works the Signac exhibited at the 8th ‘impressionist’ exposition and on other exhibitions. Signac didn’t exhibit at the Salon. For general info on Paul Signac and the used sources see his main page. See link for his exhibited pictures.

 

The eight ‘impressionist’ exposition 1886:

  • catalogue numbers 184-201.
  • in total  Signac exhibited 18 works, including 3 drawings
    • 17x indication of place,
      6x Saint-Briac (no. 186, 190, 192, 194, 196, 197); Signac painted in the summer of 1885 in Saint-Briac (R39,p300)
      2x Clichy (no. 187, 189); in 1886 Signac moved to a studio at the Boulevard de Clichy (R39,p300)
      2x Asnières (no. 185, 193); in 1880 Signac had moved with his mother to Asnières (R39,p297)
    • 2x indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 7x loans (appartient à…): Mme J.S. (no. 190), M. Heymann (no. 192), M. Pissarro (no. 197), M. Paul Alexis (no. 198), Mme Robert-Caze (no. 199), M. J.K. Huysmans (no. 200), M. Seurat (no. 201).

 

  • See for the suggestions of Moffett (R2,p446/7), of Berson (R90II,p252-4+276-8) and of Ferretti-Bocquillon (R39), who refers to the Catalogue Raisonné of Cachin (2000=R106).

 

1886 catalogue: (R2,p446/7; iR1)

1886-184             Apprêteuse et Garnisseuse (Modes), rue du Caire

Eng.: Finisher and Filler. Moffett suggests: 1885-86, CR111, Two Milliners, opus 127, 112×89, Bührle Zurich (R2,p424). Berson affirms (R90II,p252). So does Cachin; also exhibited as SdI-1886-363 (R106).

1886-185             La Berge, Asnières
Moffett refers to a private collection in Paris. Berson suggests: 1885, CR109, La Berge, Asnières, opus 122, 73×100, private (iR135;R106;R90II,p276). Cachin affirms; also exhibited as SdI-1886-371 (R106).

1886-186             Le moulin de Pierre Halé, Saint-Briac
Moffett suggests: 1884, CR92, Pierre Hâle’s Windmill, Saint-Briac, opus 100, 60×92, private collection in Paris (R2,p470). Berson affirms (R90II,p253). So does Cachin; also exhibited as SdI-1886-372 (R106).

1886-187             Passage du Puits-Bertin, Clichy
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion, nor does Berson, but she refers to a review of Fénéon. Ferretti-Bocquillon and Cachin identifies it as: 1886, CR118, Passage du Puits-Bertin, Clichy, opus 132, 65×81, location unknown (R39,p115+118;R106). Also exhibited as SdI-1886-365. To compare I render a drawing from the Metropolitan (R39, no.18+19).

1886-188             Les Gazomètres, Clichy

Now: 1886, CR117, The gas tanks at Clichy, opus 131, 65×81, NGV Melbourne (R2,p471;R39,no16). Berson affirms (R90II,p253), so does Cachin (R106). Also exhibited as SdI-1886-364.

1886-189             Du haut de la Garde-Guérin, Saint-Lunaire
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. Berson omits this work, which means there are also no contemporary reviews (R90II,p253). Cachin suggests 1885, CR93, opus 101, Saint-Briac, La Garde Guérin at an unknown location (R106). La Garde-Guérin is a high view point, see maps, iR9).The view looks much like CR100, which I will render to compare in black and white. The Saint-Lunaire part is unclear to me. To compare I also render a later work, almost with the same title: 1890, CR207, op211, Saint-Briac, La Garde Guerin, Saint-Lunaire, 65×81, Rau Zurich (iR10;R106). 

1886-190             La passe balisée, Saint-Briac; appartient à Mme J.S.
Eng.: The marked pass. Moffett refers to a private collection in Paris. Berson suggests: 1885, CR94, Saint-Briac, les Balises, opus 102, 50×79, private (iR135;iR10;R90II,p277), Cachin affirms (R106). 

1886-191             La neige, boulevard Clichy
Ferretti-Bocquillon suggests: 1886, CR115, Snow, Boulevard de Clichy, 46×65, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (R39,no.13). Berson affirms (R90II,p253), so does Cachin (R106). Also exhibited as SdI-1887-456.

1886-192             Bonne brise de N ¼ NO, Saint-Briac ; appartient à M. Heymann
Now: 1885, CR95, Brisk breeze from the North 1/4 Northwest, Saint-Briac, 45×64, Dolby collection San Francisco (R2,p472;R39,no.9). Berson affirms (R90II,p253), so does Cachin (R106).

1886-193             L’Abreuvoir, Asnières
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. Berson refers to comtemporary reviews. Ajalbert (1886/06/20) reviews ‘The Seine has shimmering waters, sparkling with sunshine.’ (R90I,p433). Darzens (1886/05) only mentions it (R90I,p438). Fouquier (1886/05/16) doesn’t directly describe it (R90I,p448). Cachin suggests CR110, opus 123 of which the present location is unknown (R106). To compare I render: 1885, CR88R, The Bateau-Lavoir Bailet, op96, 59×91, private (iR114;iR10;R106). Bailet seems also to be in Asnières, see CR8 (R106).

1886-194             Le jardin du père Lefeuvre, Saint-Briac
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. Berson omits this work, which means there are also no contemporary reviews (R90II,p253). Cachin suggests 1885, CR97, opus 105, Saint-Briac, La Chapelle, 46×65, xx (R106,p167), of which I only could find a black and white picture.

1886-195             L’Embranchement de Bois-Colombes
Now: 1886, CR116, The railway junction at Bois-Colombes, opus 130, 33×47, Leeds City Art Gallery (R2,p473;R39,no.15). Berson affirms (R90II,p253), so does Cachin (R106). Also exhibited as SdI-1886-370.

1886-196             D’Une fenêtre, La chapelle Saint-Briac
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion, nor does Berson. She refers to a review of Geffroy, who only mentions the title (R90I,p450). Cachin suggests 1885, CR97, opus 105, Saint-Briac, la chapelle (d’une fenêtre), xx, xx (R106), but there is no picture of this work. To compare I render: 1885, CR102, Saint-Briac, de ma fenêtre, 65×45, A2018/09/26 (iR11;R106)

1886-197             Le port Hue, Saint-Briac ; appartient à M. Pissarro
Moffett suggests a work in the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. Berson confirms: 1885, CR98, Le port de Saint-Briac, opus 106, 45×65, MBvB Rotterdam (iR10;iR94;iR6;R90II,p278), so does Cachin (R106).

1886-198             La Grue ‘l’Union’, Île Saint-Louis ; appartient à M. Paul Alexis
Moffett refers to William Doyle, 7 May 1984. Berson suggests: 1884-5, CR82R, Le pont Louis-Philippe, opus 91, 33×46, A2000/06/27 (iR2;iR11;R1,p502;R90II,p278), Cachin affirms (R106).

1886-199             Au café-concert ; dessin ; appartient à Mme Robert-Caze
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion, nor does Berson. She refers to reviews of Christophe, Darzens and Labruyère. Jules Christophe (1886/06/13) only mentions it (R90I,p437). Darzens (1886/05) only mentions it (R90I,p438). Labruyère (1886/05/28) reviews ‘a pen-and-ink drawing … that is a pious and gracious addressed to the widow of this good boy, full of talent and heart, who was called Robert Caze.’ (R90I,p460/1).  

1886-200             Aux Tuileries ; dessin ; appartient à M. J.K. Huysmans
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion, nor does Berson. She refers to reviews of Christophe and Darzens. Jules Christophe (1886/06/13) only mentions it (R90I,p437). Darzens (1886/05) only mentions it (R90I,p438).

1886-201             L’Île des Ravageurs, dessin ; appartient à M. Seurat
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. Berson suggests: 1885-6ca, Regattas on the Seine (at Argenteuil), dr, 20×30, Louvre (iR10;iR223;R39,p102;R90II,p278).