Seurat regularly spent his summers on the Channel coast and, in his last years, produced more than twenty major canvases of its harbours and seascapes.

He spent the summer of 1890 in the port of Gravelines, near Calais. This is one of four landscapes dating from this visit.

Key facts

Artist dates
1859 - 1891
Full title
The Channel of Gravelines, Grand Fort-Philippe
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
65 x 81 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought with the aid of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, 1995
Inventory number
Location in Gallery