DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 3.5 x 4.7 in. / 9 x 12 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Herbert Gunn’ and dated (lower centre)
MEDIUM: Oil on board
In this striking view of Pont Mirabeau in Paris, the physical location plays second fiddle to the technical structure of the composition, with only a brief visual reference to Le Trocadero on the horizon.
We have to remember that although we are now quite used to seeing pictorial arrangements like this in the 21st Century, when this oil on board was executed in 1913, his work was incredibly avant-garde, challenging much of the sentimental landscapes that were still being reproduced by the bulk of commercial Edwardian artists in Britain.