Le Port de le Havre (Le Havre, un Bassin)Artist(s)Eugène BoudinArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1883-1887Medium & Supportoil on panelDimensions
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 LineBequest from the Estate and Trust of Elise Reeder OltonSubject 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 TypelandscapeAdditional Object Classification(s)PaintingCollection AreaWesternRights
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