The Railway Bridge, Charenton
Nevinson, Christopher Richard Wynne
40.9 x 51.5 cm
The Railway Bridge Charenton 1911-12
C R W Nevinson 1889-1946
Oil on canvas
Like Valette's Windsor Bridge of 1909,
this impressionistic work by Nevinson owes much
to Monet's paintings of London bridges in fog.
The painting entered Manchester Art Gallery in 1912
and may well have been known by Valette
who was painting similar scenes at this time.
Valette's adoption of Impressionism is thus in line
with the belated British response to the movement.
Presented anonymously 1912.35