Le Quai Ensoleille, Dieppe

WAG 3137


Ginner admired the work of Van Gogh, and along with Robert Bevan and Harold Gilman he represents the English response to French Post-Impressionism. His characteristic technique of applying the paint very thickly in squarish strokes, as in the foreground of his early work, proved especially suitable for subjects involving buildings; many of his most successful paintings are of urban scenes. The harbour town of Dieppe in Normandy was a popular destination for progressive, French-influenced English painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ginner painted a companion picture to this one, showing an adjoining view of the town in contrasting evening light.