Skip to main content
Clothes on the Grass: Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'
Georges Seurat

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 Georges Seurat
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 Room 43
Why can't I download this image?

The National Gallery has endeavoured to make as many images of the collection as possible available for non-commercial use. However, an image of this painting is not available to download. This may be due to third party copyright restrictions.

If you require a license for commercial use of this image, please use the National Gallery Company's Online Picture Library or contact them using the following: