Two children sit in the grass while a beach landscape stretches off behind them. The sea is barely visible in the far background.

Children on the Sand Dunes, Grandcamp Canvas Print

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Under the influence of Édouard Manet, Eva Gonzalès embraced painting en plein air (outdoors). Grandcamp, a seaside resort in Normandy, was accessible by train from Paris and Gonzalès holidayed there from 1887-1888, painting several landscapes on site. These children, having collected fish at the market, have stopped on their return to play at the edge of the grassy sand dunes. Colour is concentrated on their clothing, their hair and their basket of fish. The light palette and broad, rapid brushstrokes reveal the artist's freedom of expression.

National Gallery of Ireland Canvas Prints almost feel like having the real painting on your wall. Printed on Hahnemühle Leonardo Canvas using ultra chrome HDR pigment inks, our canvas prints come rolled in a protective tube with the paintings information.

In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays.

Dimensions (including border) : 55 cm x 70 cm

Dimensions of image: 43 cm x 51 cm

 

Original Painting Information

Eva Gonzalès, French, 1849-1883

Children on the Sand Dunes, Grandchamp, 1877-1878

Oil on canvas, 46 x 56 cm

Purchased, 1972 (Shaw Fund)

NGI.4050