Next week is the last chance to see the well-reviewed ‘Monet & Architecture’ @national_gallery before it ends on 29th July. Dickinson has handled many works by Monet including ‘L’Église de Varengeville; soleil couchant’, a gestural and highly finished black crayon #drawing based on Monet’s own painting of the subject. ‘Monet & Architecture’ features several depictions of the same remote cliff-side church at #Varengeville. This drawing, which featured in Dickinson’s 2013 #FriezeMasters presentation ‘Landscape Revisited’, was given by Monet to Louis Gonse, Director of the ‘Gazette des Beaux-Arts’, in order to promote his solo exhibition at Galerie Durand-Ruel in 1883. The drawing itself was intended for reproduction in the Gazette using gillotage, a new printing technique specifically engineered to reproduce artists’ drawings and preserve ‘the individuality of touch, the mystery of tone, and all the texture of the surface’.
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Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), ‘L’Église de Varengeville; soleil couchant’, 1883, signed lower left Claude Monet, black crayon and scratchwork on gillot paper. Sold by Dickinson to a private collector.