This study formed the basis for a larger canvas now in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.

Painted on a white surface, the colours are particularly light and brilliant. Seurat made several adjustments to the composition: the curve of the island was lowered at the bottom right and traces of a yacht are visible at the left.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1859 - 1891
Full title
The Seine seen from La Grande Jatte
Date made
1888
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
15.7 x 25 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Heinz Berggruen, 1995
Inventory number
NG6558
Location in Gallery