Central Station, Manchester by Adolphe Valette

Manchester Art Gallery is the centre for the study of the work of Adolphe Valette.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
16.5 x 17.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,899 ( Total: £10,944)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Christie's

This painting links Valette’s work directly with that of Monet as it clearly quotes from Monet's famous Gare St Lazare series. Manchester City Galleries possess the largest collection of Valette's work with 34 examples, including nine impressionistic paintings depicting Edwardian Manchester’s streets and waterways cloaked in an industrial haze. These were produced from small, subtly-toned sketches made on the spot and are among his most appealing works.

Provenance

Andree Valette; Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester, 1971; O W Fields; Christie's, 2009.

Venue details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888 www.manchesterartgallery.org

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu until 9pm)

Closed 24, 25 Dec, Good Friday

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