Plage L'été
Plage L'été
Plage L'été
Plage L'été
Plage L'été
Plage L'été
Plage L'été
Plage L'été

Plage L'été

This 19th-century oil painting on wood panel is from the atelier of Normandy painter Emile Tremblay (1855-1935). The piece is monogrammed in the lower right corner and features the atelier's stamp on the reverse.

This small-scale, dynamic summer beach scene depicts a swimmer with a red bathing cap and other small figures in a wooden boat. A house marks the beach as a small commune. This colorful scene was painted with quick strokes, allowing the wood to show through in certain places, notably along the edges and on the right-hand side.

Emile Tremblay is an artist with no available biography online. However, through extensive research of old archives and letters, we have uncovered some context about his closest associates. Emile had a brother, Louis Tremblay, who was a published poet, author, and painter. Emile was also a dear friend of the famous Swedish artist, art critic, and museum manager Richard Bergh (1858-1919), to whom he inscribed a painting with the dedication, "To my brother Bergh." The remainder of what we know about Emile Tremblay comes solely from his exquisite atelier works.

  • Overall Size: 6.2" x 9.4" / 16cm x 24cm.
  • Country: France.
  • Provenance: Atelier Tremblay (Normandy). 
  • Signed: Monogrammed and bearing the studio's stamp on the back. 
  • Date: Late 19th century or Early 20th century.
  • Materials: Oil on wood panel. 
  • Texture: The surface of the piece presents a slight texture to the touch. 
  • Condition: The painting is in great condition for its age, and has only a few small marks from time. 
  • Shipping: This painting includes free shipping. An additional fee is applied for Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. 
See the full Atelier Tremblay collection