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Title The Water Meadows at Deauville
Alternative Title The Bend in the River. On the Seine
Original Translation La Rivière Morte a Deauville
Collection Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Artist Boudin, Eugène Louis (French painter, 1824-1898)
Date Earliest about 1860
Date Latest about 1895
Signed yes
Description Boudin spent a lot of his time in Deauville from the 1860s, finally buying a home there in 1884. Although Boudin is most famous for painting views of beaches near Deauville, he also enjoyed the countryside surrounding it and this is one of a number of scenes he painted in the area. In this large painting, he depicts a tranquil scene of a river, bending to the left, and its surroundings. Although there are no figures in the scene, their presence is evoked by the small boat tied up to one of the wooden poles of a fence in the foreground and a stream of smoke coming out from a chimney of one of the houses in the distant background, amongst a line of trees. The painting is rendered very lively by the use of rich autumnal tonalities in contrast with the very pale blue sky.
Current Accession Number 352
Inscription front ll 'E. Boudin.'
Subject landscape; place (Deauville)
Measurements 49.0 x 73 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by J. G. Graves 1935.
Provenance Anon. sale, Hotel Drouot, 11 May 1911, lot 10; Mrs Frank Learoyd sale, Christie's, 30 June 1933, lot 12, as The Bend in the River, bought by J. G. Graves.
Principal Exhibitions Boudin at Trouville, Glasgow Museums, 1992 - 1993, cat. no. 89.
Publications Schmit, R., Eugene Boudin 1824-1898, vol. 2, Paris, 1973, cat. no. 2473, p. 435, ill. p. 435, as La Rivière Morte a Deauville; Hamilton V., Boudin at Trouville, Glasgow, 1992, cat. no. 89, pp. 134, 176; Schmit, R. and M., Eugene Boudin 1824-1898, Deuxieme Supplement, Paris, 1993, cat. no. 2473, p. 229, as La Rivière Morte a Deauville.
Rights Owner Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Author Irene Galandra



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