Le Havre, The Port (Le Havre, Le Port)
Eugène Louis Boudin
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.
Oil on panel
12 3/4 x 16 3/16 in. (32.4 x 41.1 cm)
frame: 16 3/8 x 19 5/8 in. (41.6 x 49.8 cm) (show scale)
Stamped verso: "FAB[?] DE COULEURS FINES [?] TOILES A TABLEAUX/P. APRIN/45 Rue de Douai 45/PARIS"
Signed and dated lower right: "E. Boudin/26 Aout 84"
Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband
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Eugène Louis Boudin (French, 1824-1898). Le Havre, The Port (Le Havre, Le Port), 1884. Oil on panel, 12 3/4 x 16 3/16 in. (32.4 x 41.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband, 13.48 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 13.48_SL3.jpg)
overall, 13.48_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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