Albert Marquet

Paris under Snow

1905-1906
In 1892 Marquet met Henri Matisse, who would become a great influence in his career. This canvas recalls Matisse’s view of Notre-Dame Cathedral, painted from his studio window. Marquet’s vantage point is farther along the river, possibly from his own apartment near the Pont Saint-Michel, seen here bustling with carriages and pedestrians. While cool greys dominate this winter scene of Paris, Marquet produced a colourist effect by varying the tones from blue to brown and using accents of red and white.
Title
Paris under Snow
Date
1905-1906
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
60.2 x 73.2 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Purchased 1965
Accession number
14816