Bordeaux, the Quais

Eugène Boudin

French, 1824–1898

Bordeaux, the Quais


Boudin regularly visited Bordeaux, a port city in southwestern France, which, like his native Normandy, provided opportunities to paint views of the sea and sky. In the foreground of this crowded harbor scene, groups of men gather on small, single-sail boats. The background is filled with larger ships, their masts silhouetted against a cloudy sky.

Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 12 3/16 × 18 1/8 in. (31 × 46 cm)
Object Number 2011.6.2
Acquisition Gift of John C. Haas and Chara C. Haas, 2011
Status Off View

Image Caption

Eugène Boudin, Bordeaux, the Quais, 1874, Oil on canvas. Gift of John C. Haas and Chara C. Haas, 2011. The Clark Art Institute, 2011.6.2.


Nonez Lopez, Bordeaux (in 1899); Mme. L. Ferrey, Paris (until 1921, her sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 18 Apr. 1921, no. 6); Robert Streuber, New York (until 1963, sale Sotheby's London, 23 Oct. 1963, no. 71, ill); Arthur Tooth, London, from 1963; Wildenstein & Co, New York; John and Chara Haas, Villanova, PA; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2011.