On the Shore, Etaples,

Date Created
1899
Work Medium
Dimensions
9 3/4 in. x 14 in.
CR Number
FRLW990
Signature
Signed/inscr/dated: M. Alten/Etaples/'99 lower left
Signature Details
This painting has been alternately titled "The French Side of the English Channel." It was however, apparently originally titled, "On the Shore" as GRAM curator (1995) Jane Connell discovered the title inscribed in pencil at the upper left on the panel verso, and partially covered there by a more contemporary GRAM paper label. At upper left in pencil too, "Alten 3." The title, "The French Side of the English Channel" was found typed on a GRAM Accession label as well as written on a piece of paper in ball point pen.

This painting is likely the oil exhibited at the 1902 Toledo Museum of Art exhibition under the title, "Along the Shore."
Provenance

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Exhibitions

Second Exhibition of the Toledo Museum of Art

Bibliography

Catalogue of the Exhibition - Second Exhibition of the Toledo Museum of Art - January 20 - February 8, 1902 (Toledo: Toledo Museum of Art, 1902).

Subjects
Landscapewater
France