Dordrecht, the Grote Kerk from the Canal
Fascinated by Dutch painting, Boudin made frequent voyages to the Netherlands to paint its cities and countryside. The artist visited Dordrecht several times, eventually completing dozens of works devoted to the city. He painted several views of the Grote Kerk from a number of points of view—here, from a canal. Boudin’s practice of painting a motif from several viewpoints proved influential to his younger colleague Claude Monet, who later became known for his series of paintings devoted to iconic views and sites in Rouen, London, and Venice, among other locales.
- Artist: Eugène Louis Boudin, French, 1824-1898
- Medium: Oil on panel
- Place Made: Europe
- Dates: 1874
- Dimensions: 13 13/16 x 10 3/8 in. (35.1 x 26.4 cm) Frame: 19 5/8 x 19 1/4 x 2 in. (49.8 x 48.9 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Stamped verso: "TABLEAUX MODERNES/AQUARELLES/LEON GERARD/PARIS/18. RUE DROUOT"
- Signature: Signed and dated lower left: "74./E. Boudin"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 13.47
- Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Eugène Louis Boudin (French, 1824-1898). Dordrecht, the Grote Kerk from the Canal, 1874. Oil on panel, 13 13/16 x 10 3/8 in. (35.1 x 26.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband, 13.47
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)