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Lighthouse at Groix  1925

by Paul Signac

Signac, an avid yachtsman, is best known for his vivid views of French ports and incandescent seascapes. This painting of 1925 depicts one of the two lighthouses marking the harbor of Port-Tudy on the Île-de-Groix, a small island off the coast of Brittany in northern France. A guidebook of the time remarked on the town’s "multicolored tuna boats, with long yardarms like an...
29 1/8 x 36 3/8 in. (74 x 92.4 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art