Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890):
Restaurant de la Sirène, Asnières
A1066; oil on canvas; 52 x 64.4 cm.
Prov: Tetzen-Lund; Mme Paret; Mrs Alport.
Bequeathed by Dr Erich Alport, 1972; WA1972.18.
Painted in 1887, a year after van Gogh had moved to Paris from his native Holland. The artist's response to the work of the Impressionists is evident in the short, straw-like strokes of paint and bright colour. Asnières, a district on the river Seine near Paris, was popular with the Impressionists and the site of several paintings by van Gogh, dating from his first period in Paris.
Information derived from the Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.