Description & Technical information

The present work, dated 1890 by Eugène Boudin features a group of vessels sailing across the English channel near the small commune of Étaples in northern France. One of the artist's later works, it is an excellent example of his famous marine paintings completed outdoors.

Date:  1890
Period:  19th century, 1850-1900
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed and dated lower left, E Boudin 90
Dimensions: 41 x 55.4 cm (16¹/₈ x 21³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 24th May 1929
Collection of Gustave Cahen, Paris, acquired from the above
Galerie Marseille, Paris 
Private collection, Paris
Literature: Robert Schmit, Catalogue Raisonné de l'Oeuvre peint d'Eugène Boudin, 1824-1898, vol. 3, Imprimerie Union, Paris, 1973, illustrated p.25
Exhibitions: Paris, Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Eugène Boudin, 1899, no. 296 
Paris, Alfred Daber, Jongkind, Boudin, 1951, no. 26 (titled Flotille de Pêche au Large)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints