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Title Leaving Port
Collection Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Artist Boudin, Eugène Louis (French painter, 1824-1898)
Date 1868 (dated)
Signed yes

Eugène-Louis Boudin was born in the French port of Honfleur in 1824. He is today recognised as an important precursor of Impressionism, particularly in terms of the influence that he had on the young Claude Monet, in encouraging him to take up landscape painting. In this sombre seascape, a single vessel dominates the scene, heading out to sea. French and American national flags are flying from its masts, while its sails are all furled. The changing colours of the sky and sea are predominantly pale in tone - greens, blues, whites, greys - contrasting with the dark bulk of the ship and the thick black smoke emitting from its funnel.

Current Accession Number ABDAG002623
Former Accession Number 30.6
Inscription front lr 'La Desiran 24th October 1868 E Boudin'
Subject marine
Measurements 26.6 x 35.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on millboard
Acquisition Details Purchased 1930.
Provenance J.Sampson, 30 Bury Street, London.
Principal Exhibitions Boudin, Marlborough Galleries, Klondon, 1958, cat. no. 7; Boudin, Monet and the Sea Painters of Normandy, Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum, 2004.
Publications Barker, A, Boudin, Monet and the Sea Painters of Normandy, Barnard Castle, 2004
Rights Owner Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Author Jennifer Melville



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