An image of Le pêcheur Polite, Belle-Île

John Russell

(Australia 16 Jun 1858 – 22 Apr 1930)

Le pêcheur Polite, Belle-Île

Location
Not on display
Further information

This drawing is a study for the painting by Russell in the Gallery’s collection, 'Mon ami Polite' 1900, which was purchased in 1966. Claude Monet, whom Russell befriended on Bell-Île-en-mer, also painted this fisherman (named Polite, or Poly) in 1886; this work is now in the Musée Marmottan, Paris.

Place of origin
Belle-Ile, Brittany, France
Year
circa 1900
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil, pen and black ink on thin cream wove paper
Dimensions
14.9 x 19.7 cm (sheet)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2012
Accession number
283.2012