Henri Le Sidaner – The painter of Roses and Light

The Wind of Gerberoy, France

Henri Le Sidaner (1862-1939) is a French painter whose career spans from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century. While he had received a traditional art education at an art school in Paris, Le Sidaner began to paint bright and translucent works influenced by impressionism and neo-impressionism. He established a world of his own, painting familiar scenes in a tranquil and introspective style that suggests imagined sceneries, including an unpopular dining table, a windowsill during sunset, a street lighted by gas lamps, and a garden of roses.
This exhibition brings together around 70 of Le Sidaner’s works mainly from France from the collections of art museums and private collections in and outside of Japan, offering a comprehensive introduction to Le Sidaner’s artwork.

Exhibition Details

From April 14th (Sat.) to July 1st (Sun.), 2012
(closed Mondays,except.Apr.30th)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
10:00-20:00(Admittance by 19:30)
Adults: 1,000yen (800yen)
University & High School Students: 600 yen (500yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800yen
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, NIKKEI INC
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Patronized by
Ambassade de France au Japon
Cooperation with
Air France Corporate
Planned by
Brain Trust Inc.


《La Table bleue》1923
Singer Laren, the Netherlands
Photo © Singer Laren
/ Tom Haartsen, Amsterdam
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《La Rentrée du troupeau》1889
Hiroshima Museum of Art
(Dépôt du M. Inada Katsuto)
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dunkerque
Photo © J. Quecq d’Henripret
《La Place》1934
Singer Laren, the Netherlands
Photo © Singer Laren
/ Tom Haartsen, Amsterdam
《Le Pavillon》1927
Hiroshima Museum of Art
《Petite table au crépuscule》1921
Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki
Photo © Yves Le Sidaner
《La Maison aux roses》1928
Musée du Touquet-Paris-Plage
Photo © musée du Touquet