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Study for 'La Grande Jatte'
Georges Seurat

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 Georges Seurat
Artist dates 1859 - 1891
Full title Study for 'La Grande Jatte'
Date made 1884-5
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 17.5 x 26 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Heinz Berggruen, 1995
Inventory number NG6560
Location in Gallery Room 43
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