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Adolphe Valette 1876-1942

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Adolphe Valette - Buildings and Canal, Dusk

Buildings and Canal, Dusk

Oil on Board
6½ x 9½ ins (16.51 x 24.13 cms)

Price on application

Provenance

Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester (Bears a label)
Private Collection
Clark Art Ltd
Private Collection

General Notes

Valette is known for his subtly-toned works of industrial Manchester painted between 1908-1913.
'It is in essence the city's light and atmosphere, seen through an Impressionist's eyes which is the true subject of these paintings. The spontaneously painted studies reveal this more clearly than the more formalised, larger works ... Manchester's dense and foggy gloom enabled Valette to diffuse the outlines of buildings, reducing them to sometimes barely perceptible presences and to create mis-shapen, huddled forms that seem to disappear suddenly into the mist' (see Exhibition catalogue, Adolphe Valette, 1876-1942: Exhibition of Paintings, including works by pupils and associates, Manchester City Art Gallery, 1976, p. 11). During his time in Manchester, Valette taught at the Manchester Municipal School of Art and his influence is evident in the work of his pupils, L. S. Lowry amongst them.

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