Le Havre, The Port (Le Havre, Le Port)
For Boudin, the sky—with its constant cloud motion and ever-changing light—proved a powerful source of inspiration throughout his career. Here, as in so many of his works, Boudin devotes two-thirds of the composition to the sky. While the thick clouds—painted in hues of white, gray, and even yellow—move across the bright blue sky, the water remains relatively still, providing faintly shimmering reflections of the masts and crane of the port.
- Artist: Eugène Louis Boudin, French, 1824-1898
- Medium: Oil on panel
- Place Made: France
- Dates: 1884
- Dimensions: 12 3/4 x 16 3/16in. (32.4 x 41.1cm) frame: 16 3/8 x 19 5/8 in. (41.6 x 49.8 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Stamped verso: "FAB[?] DE COULEURS FINES [?] TOILES A TABLEAUX/P. APRIN/45 Rue de Douai 45/PARIS"
- Signature: Signed and dated lower right: "E. Boudin/26 Aout 84"
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 13.48
- 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). Le Havre, The Port (Le Havre, Le Port), 1884. Oil on panel, 12 3/4 x 16 3/16in. (32.4 x 41.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband, 13.48
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)