Study for 'La Grande Jatte'

This is one of Seurat's many studies for his 'Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' (1884-6, Art Institute of Chicago). Some of these studies were probably painted in the open air on the island of La Grande Jatte in the river Seine, opposite Asnières. However, this study may have been painted in the studio, where the artist has brought together information from other sketches and experimented with colour contrasts and a more systematic brushwork.

Key facts

Artist dates
1859 - 1891
Full title
Study for 'La Grande Jatte'
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on wood
17.5 x 26 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Heinz Berggruen, 1995
Inventory number
Location in Gallery