Oil on canvas signed and dated 1895 lower right
Dimensions 20 x 27 cm ( with its frame: H. 37 x W. 44.5 cm )
Pierre Dulhoya was a French painter who worked in the last third of the 19th century. Unfortunately, we have very little information on this artist, who left us a few works, mainly seascapes, of very fine quality. We can only assume that this talented painter died very young, or stopped producing early for some unknown reason.
Dulhoya's palette was unquestionably guided by the work of Eugène Boudin (1824-1898) . His drawing and compositions, reminiscent of those of another seascapes specialist, Jules Noel (1810-1881), hint at his advanced classical training; but his brushwork and touch also reveal a modernity that was certainly inspired in Pierre Dulhoya by Impressionism.
THIS SMALL SEASCAPE is perfectly composed. The boats, the figures and the cliffs on the right are skilfully placed to create a diagonal and a vanishing point that is very pleasing to the viewer's eye. The cloudy, shifting sky is carefully crafted; shades of gray, white and mauve perfectly suggest the sea breeze and weather of Normandy or Brittany. The condition of this work is excellent, and the frame is original and of very high quality.