Le pêcheur Polite, Belle-Île
16 Jun 1858 - 22 Apr 1930
This drawing is a study for the painting by Russell in the Gallery’s collection, 'Mon ami Polite' 1900, which was purchased in 1966. Claude Monet, whom Russell befriended on Bell-Île-en-mer, also painted this fisherman (named Polite, or Poly) in 1886; this work is now in the Musée Marmottan, Paris.
pencil, pen and black ink on thin cream wove paper
14.9 x 19.7 cm (sheet)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2012
Not on display
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Pont aven et les ecoles bretonnes tableaux modernes, Thierry-Lannon, 21 Jul 2012 -
Impression of colour: colour in Australian art, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, North Caulfield, 18 Aug 2012–29 Sep 2012
Referenced in 1 publication
Impression of colour: colour in Australian art, 'Impression of colour', pg. 2-13, North Caulfield, 2012, 9 (illus.).