The Sea near Palavas

This view has been identified as the coast near Palavas-les-Flots, near Montpellier. Courbet is known to have been in the Montpellier district in 1854, 1857 and 1858. Despite being similar to Courbet's own paintings of the area, it is nevertheless thought that this work was painted by another hand.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1819 - 1877
Full title
The Sea near Palavas
Date made
1850-1900
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
43.2 x 60 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented in memory of William Lomas, 1911
Inventory number
NG2767
Location in Gallery