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Study for 'La Grande Jatte'
Georges Seurat

Seurat made more than fifty oil studies and drawings for his second large-scale canvas, 'Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' (about 1884-6, Art Institute of Chicago).

This sketch, one of the earliest, would have been painted in the open air at La Grande Jatte, an island in the Seine immediately opposite the riverbank which the artist depicted in 'Bathers at Asnières'.

Key facts
Artist Georges Seurat
Artist dates 1859 - 1891
Full title Study for 'La Grande Jatte'
Date made 1884-5
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 16 x 25 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Heinz Berggruen, 1995
Inventory number NG6556
Location in Gallery Room 43
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