La Dune
La Dune
La Dune
La Dune
La Dune
La Dune
La Dune
La Dune

La Dune

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 left corner and features the atelier's stamp on the reverse.

This small horizontal work depicts an outcropping of rocks on a sandy beach, complete with sea grass and a shadow falling across the lower left-hand corner of the piece. The perspective suggests sitting with our backs to a larger rock, looking out at the sea.

Tremblay utilized a light palette of peach, violet, turquoise, and yellow to bring the beach to life.

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 11.8" / 16cm x 30.5cm.
  • 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: This painting has some cosmetic cracks in the surface of the wood that show through the paint. The painting is in otherwise good condition. 
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