A Breton Sunday

  • Eugene Laurent Vail, A Breton Sunday, ca. 1890, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary B. Longyear, 1917.1.1

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Eugene Laurent Vail was born in Brittany and returned there to paint after studying in New York City and Paris. He was highly respected by art critics and artists alike for his scenes of everyday life and found inspiration in his native region's people and fishing villages. In A Breton Sunday, a young woman holds a Bible and wears the typical white Breton cap. Behind a fishing boat, rings of smoke dot the hilly shoreline and a church sits atop a hill far in the distance.

Title
A Breton Sunday
Artists
Date
ca. 1890
On View
Dimensions
36 1/2 x 29 1/8 in. (92.6 x 74.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mary B. Longyear

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – boat
  • Figure female – bust
  • Landscape – water
  • Religion – Christianity
  • Landscape – France – Brittany
Object Number
1917.1.1
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