Le Havre, Sailboats in the Port
This painting depicts the port of Le Havre in Normandy, the second-largest harbor in France. Boudin's lively brushstrokes convey a sense of movement as the rapidly sketched figures, indicated by a few touches of gray and white paint, busy themselves in rowboats and on the dock near the moored vessels.
|Medium||Oil on panel|
|Dimensions||12 13/16 × 9 1/16 in. (32.5 × 23 cm)|
|Acquisition||Gift of John C. Haas and Chara C. Haas, 2011|
Eugène Boudin, Le Havre, Sailboats in the Port, 1883, Oil on panel. Gift of John C. Haas and Chara C. Haas, 2011. The Clark Art Institute, 2011.6.3.
Sale, Drouot, Paris, 30 Nov. 1925, no. 4, ill.; Mme J. Danthon, Paris (until 1933, her sale, Drouot, Paris, 24 May 1933, no. 18, ill.); Renier, Paris (from 1933); Sale, Musée Galliera, Paris, 20 June 1968, no. 241, ill.; John and Chara Haas, Villanova, PA; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2011.