Dordrecht, the Grote Kerk from the Canal
Eugène Louis Boudin
On View: Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
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.
Oil on panel
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)
Stamped verso: "TABLEAUX MODERNES/AQUARELLES/LEON
GERARD/PARIS/18. RUE DROUOT"
Signed and dated lower left: "74./E. Boudin"
Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband
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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
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