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La Partie de la Pêche (The Fishing Party)

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Eanger Irving Couse, La Partie de la Pêche (The Fishing Party), 1890, oil on canvas, Gift of Miss Clementina and Miss Virginia Wilson and niece, Miss Louise Linthicum, public domain, 1995.54

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Title

La Partie de la Pêche (The Fishing Party)

Artist

Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866-1936)

Date

1890

Medium

oil on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

47 3/8 in x 62 in

Inscriptions & Markings

label: E.I. Couse: An image Maker for America/December 1991 March 1992/Albuquerque Museum of Art, verso, on backing board, upper right

label: Girls Fishing/Couse/25.16/Loan Miss Couch by Miss Virginia Wilson, Back of frame, upper right corner

signature; date: Eanger I. Couse, // Paris, 1890, brushed, lower left

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Clementina and Miss Virginia Wilson and niece, Miss Louise Linthicum

Accession Number

1995.54

Copyright

public domain

Terms

canvas

docks

fishing

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Description

Born in Michigan, Eanger Irving Couse first studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and then at the National Academy of Design in New York before leaving for Paris in 1886. His years at the Académie Julian and his studies with William-Adolphe Bouguereau gave him a passion for figure drawing, a talent he was to perfect in later years in his well-known paintings of Native American subjects, particularly those of the Southwest.

La Partie de la Pêche was painted following a summer spent in the port village of Concarneau in Brittany. His wife, Virginia, served as model for both figures. The painting was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1890 and received favorable attention, with one critic noting "… here the luminous tonality passing from blue to rose produces an effect of exquisite charm."

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