The Rainbow: Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'

This is one of a number of oil studies for the artist's 'Bathers at Asnières' of 1884.

Several of these studies were painted near Asnières in north-west Paris, and the design of this study is close to the finished painting. The picture retains the quality of an open-air sketch, but the detail is carefully delineated with small touches of paint.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1859 - 1891
Full title
The Rainbow: Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'
Date made
1883
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
15.5 x 24.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Heinz Berggruen, 1995
Inventory number
NG6555
Location in Gallery