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Dordrecht, the Grote Kerk from the Canal

Eugène Louis Boudin

European Art

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.
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)
    SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower left: "74./E. Boudin"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 13.47_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 13.47_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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