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Title The Quay at Antwerp
Alternative Title L`Escaut à Anvers
Original Translation Le quai aux Foins à Anvers
Collection Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Artist Boudin, Eugène Louis (French painter, 1824-1898)
Date Earliest possibly about 1865
Date Latest possibly about 1870
Signed yes
Description This is a characteristic Boudin harbour scene. Boudin originally owned a frame-maker's shop in Le Havre. Stimulated by Millet he lost interest in the buisness and in 1850 went to Paris to study art. He was influenced by Courbet, Corot and Jongkind. He painted in the open, studying the effects by sky and sea and changing atmosphere, especially on the Channel coat. In 1857 he met Claude Monet, who spent several months working with Boudin in his studio. Monet later paid tribute to Boudin's early influence. Boudin once exhibited with Monet and his young colleagues in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. From 1860 he lived at Honfleur and his subjects were taken from the Channel and North sea coasts. His work is an example of the naturalism of the mid-nineteenth century which influenced the Impressionists.
Current Accession Number 180
Inscription front ll 'E Boudin Anvers'
Subject marine; figure
Measurements 49.8 x 64.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by J. G. Graves 1935.
Provenance Watelin Collection sale, Paris, 1919, lot 1; F. W. Pinson sale, Christie's, 1931, lot 143, bought by J. G. Graves.
Publications Thieme, U., Becker, F. (ed.) Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, Leipzig, 1980-86; Sutton, P.C., Eugène Boudin: impressionist marine paintings, Salem, 1991.
Rights Owner Sheffield Galleries & Museums Trust
Author Katia Mai



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