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Title
L'Eglise de Tigeaux
Creator
Sugimoto, Henry
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1932
Publication Information
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Institution
Japanese American National Museum
Collection
Sugimoto (Henry) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Signed in medium, bottom left corner: Henry Sugimoto
Stretched and framed burlap. Image is of a church in rural France. A dirt pathway leads past the church at lower right, through the trees that surround the buildings. A smaller structure appears in the background at right. The church is separated from the path by a stone wall, at left, and has a slim steeple and gray roof. The other structures have red roofs. The sky is cloudy and white with hints of blue.
This work features a somewhat more controlled composition than the artist's other landscapes of the early period, and its overall softness and smoother brushstrokes contribute to a less rough texture. The vertical format is also a departure from Sugimoto's mostly horizontal landscapes of this period, such as Cluny Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. Tigeaux is a small village in east central France in the Seine and Marne River region, near the larger village of Rozay-en-Brie. Another untitled Sugimoto landscape from the same period, featuring two nuns and a church, may depict L'Eglise de Rampillion in the same region; however, no picture of the church in Tigeaux has been located so far.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on burlap France
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf4w1003v0
92.97.78
Subject
Tigeaux, France
Churches
Houses
Place
France