Charles LACOSTE (Floirac 1870 - Paris 1959)
Boats in the Bay of Arcachon Sold
Oil on paper. Inscribed and dated Arcachon – Septembre 1895 scratched into the paint with the tip of the brush at the lower right.Further inscribed and dated Arcachon – Septembre 1895 on the verso.193 x 187 mm. (7 5/8 x 7 3/8 in.)ENQUIRE
Dated September 1895, this atmospheric oil sketch is an early work by Charles Lacoste, done several years before he settled in Paris. Lacoste and his family would often spend summers in Arcachon, a seaside town in the Gironde in southwestern France, and as early as 1891 he was painting views of the bay and its boats. Several other paintings of Arcachon dating from 1895, mostly of fairly small dimensions, are today in private collections.