Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'

This oil sketch is one of several Seurat made for his monumental painting, 'Bathers at Asnières', of 1884. In contrast to the other sketches the artist has here concentrated on the figures themselves at the expense of the landscape setting. The reclining man and the figure in a swimming costume reappear in the final painting.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1859 - 1891
Full title
Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'
Date made
1883-4
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
15.2 x 25 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Heinz Berggruen, 1995
Inventory number
NG6561
Location in Gallery