Deauville, the Boat Basin
Deauville was among the most fashionable resorts on the Normandy coast in the late nineteenth century. Instead of focusing on pleasure seekers on the beach, however, Boudin turned his attention to boats moored in the harbor. A cloudy sky dominates the composition, revealing the artist’s interest in conveying the cool light and notoriously changeable weather of this coastal region.
|Medium||Oil on panel|
|Dimensions||13 3/4 × 10 5/8 in. (35 × 27 cm)|
|Acquisition||Gift of John C. Haas and Chara C. Haas, 2011|
Eugène Boudin, Deauville, the Boat Basin, 1887, Oil on panel. Gift of John C. Haas and Chara C. Haas, 2011. The Clark Art Institute, 2011.6.4.
Frangeul, Paris (until 1902, sold to Durand-Ruel, 12 July 1902); Durand Ruel, Paris (1902–23, sold to Danthon, 10 Nov. 1923); Monsieur Danthon, Paris (from 1923); sale, Musée Galliera, Paris, 20 June 1968, no. 242, ill.; John and Chara Haas, Villanova, PA; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2011.