I recommend Ellen Wardwell Lee's catalogue, Seurat at Gravelines, The Last Landscapes, Indiana Museum of Art 1990. The painting in the National Gallery attracts because it demonstrates the absolute purity of composition with the inherent spatial tensions of his late work, while tapping into my own love for postcards of coastal scenes when nothing happens.

Taking a holiday at Sheringham, the off season spectacle of the coastal landscape reminded me over and over again of the Master at Gravelines.