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Graves Gift, 1935. Museums Sheffield
Watching the Fireworks at St. Cloud, France
Date Made/Found: late 19th-early 20th Century
Author: Charles Conder , British, 1868 - 1909
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Sight size: 465 x 607mm Overall: 743 x 884 x 50mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.125
After painting Australian landscapes in his early career, English artist Charles Conder left for Europe in the 1890s. His keen interest in French vistas painted “in the open,” such as those by Impressionist Claude Monet, is revealed in this depiction of the park of Saint-Cloud, located in a suburb of Paris popular with Impressionists. The painting is composed of sweeping light-coloured brush strokes contrasting on a dark sky. It evokes two feminine silhouettes standing on a terrace overlooking the nocturnal cityscape.
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