three women digging with pickaxes on a beach; each woman has a white bowl; three boats on shore at left; boats on water in URC

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The Port of Loguivy at Low Tide, 1905

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Henri Rivière owned a summer home in Loguivy, a fishing village in Brittany, on France’s northwest coast. For many artists, Brittany provided a haven from the influences of the industrial economy of big cities like Paris. Here they could experience traditional ways of life tied to the forces and bounty of nature. In this scene, Rivière depicted Loguivy women gathering mussels at low tide. The area was known for the substantial ebb and flow of its tides; the orange rock near the stranded boats at left indicates how high the water can reach when the tide comes in.

Details
Title
The Port of Loguivy at Low Tide
Artist Life
1864–1951
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.35.703
Provenance
[Richard Reed Armstrong Fine Art, Chicago, until 2004; sold in April for PAOO, to Drake]; Harry Drake, St. Paul (2004-d. 2012; bequeathed to MIA)
Catalogue Raisonne
Fields p. 69
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three women digging with pickaxes on a beach; each woman has a white bowl; three boats on shore at left; boats on water in URC

© Estate of Henri Rivière / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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