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 Boudin, Eugène Louis (French painter, 1824-1898) , Seascape

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Title Seascape
Alternative Title Marine
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Boudin, Eugène Louis (French painter, 1824-1898)
Date 1891 (dated)
Signed yes

Although it is difficult to be certain, this marine view of yachts, fishing boats and a steamer was probably painted from the beach at Deauville on the Normandy coast. Boudin had painted at Trouville and neighbouring Deauville from the early 1860s and continued to visit and paint in both towns until the end of his life.

This late painting shows how easily Boudin was able to capture the impression of a blustery grey sky, the rounded fullness of a breaking wave and the distinctive movements of the yachts and fishing vessels. Tiny notes of red and yellow give life to the predominantly blue-grey tonality.

Current Accession Number 2916
Inscription front ll 'E. Boudin, 91.'
Subject marine
Measurements 37.4 x 46.3 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by G. B. Dunlop 1951.
Provenance Durand Ruel
Principal Exhibitions A Century of French Art 1840-1940, National Gallery of Scotland; 1944, cat. no. 161; Eugène Boudin, Musée Eugène Boudin, Honfleur, 1992; Boudin at Trouville, The Burrell Collection, Glasgow (touring), 1993-93
Publications Hamilton, Vivien Boudin at Trouville, Glasgow, 1992, pl. 29, p. 100
Notes Inscription on back of panel supports: '7456'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton



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