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The Rainbow: Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'
Georges Seurat

This is one of a number of oil studies for the artist's 'Bathers at Asnières' of 1884.

Several of these studies were painted near Asnières in north-west Paris, and the design of this study is close to the finished painting. The picture retains the quality of an open-air sketch, but the detail is carefully delineated with small touches of paint.

Key facts
Artist Georges Seurat
Artist dates 1859 - 1891
Full title The Rainbow: Study for 'Bathers at Asnières'
Date made 1883
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 15.5 x 24.5 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Presented by Heinz Berggruen, 1995
Inventory number NG6555
Location in Gallery Not on display
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