Image
On loan from Tate: Presented by Alex Reid and Lefevre 1926, © 2000 Tate

This is one of many oil studies for Seurat's first large-scale composition 'Bathers at Asnières' of 1884. This was set in the suburb of Asnières to the north-west of Paris and painted before he had fully evolved his technique of pointillism.

Like most of his other oil studies, this sketch was painted in the open air. Here the artist has suppressed the figures and concentrated on the landscape itself and the bundle of discarded clothing.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1859 - 1891
Full title
Clothes on the Grass: Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'
Date made
1883
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
16.2 x 24.8 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Presented by Alex Reid and Lefevre 1926
Inventory number
L727
Location in Gallery