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Le Port de le Havre (Le Havre, un Bassin)

Accession Number
2014/1.606

Title
Le Port de le Havre (Le Havre, un Bassin)

Artist(s)
Eugène Boudin

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1883-1887

Medium & Support
oil on panel

Dimensions
18 7/8 in x 23 1/4 in x 3 in (47.94 cm x 59.06 cm x 7.62 cm);11 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in (29.21 cm x 40.01 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest from the Estate and Trust of Elise Reeder Olton

Subject matter
As the son of a mariner, Boudin spent considerable time as a youth in his father's vessel. This painting, depicting a view of the port in the French city of Le Havre, demonstrates Boudin's intimate knowledge of the sea and related subject matter. Boudin captures both the atmospheric effects of the sky, as well as the water's liquid surface. Thick, agitated applications of paint articulate the clouds, which contrast to the long strokes used to represent the glassy surface of the sea.

Physical Description
Boats are docked at a seaport under an expanse of cloudy, overcast sky. The horizon line is low, and all the vessels are sailboats, with the exception of one dingy on the left hand side. The color palette is dominated by greys, blues, blacks, browns and whites.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
landscape

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
boats
docks
landscapes (environments)
seaports
seascapes
ships

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