Terrace At Honfleur

Alfred Stevens

Belgian, 1823 - 1906

Terrace at Honfleur, ca. 1888

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Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 31 15/16 × 25 1/4 in. (81.1 × 64.1 cm)
Framed: 41 1/2 × 35 1/4 × 4 in. (105.4 × 89.5 × 10.2 cm)

Gift of The Whiting Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Johnson Sr., 1966.30

As a contemporary of the great French Impressionists, Alfred Stevens frequented Impressionist gathering places, such as the famous Café Guerbois. However, as a close friend of Édouard Manet and Henri Fantin-Latour, Stevens preferred a more naturalistic style of painting to the spontaneous Impressionists’ approach. Terrace at Honfleur is a wonderful example of his intermediary style. He retained traditional realistic methods in the exquisite portrayal of the seated figures, but used the high-key color and brushwork of the Impressionists elsewhere in the landscape.

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