The Regatta (Translation)
La Regate (Primary Title)

Eugène Boudin, French, 1824 - 1898 (Artist)

ca. 1858
oil on panel
Unframed: 6 7/8 × 10 3/8 in. (17.46 × 26.35 cm)
Framed: 11 3/4 × 15 1/4 in. (29.85 × 38.74 cm)
Born in the Lower Normandy coastal village of Honfleur, Boudin held scenes of the harbor among his favorite subjects. This oil sketch reveals his careful study of the ships as well as the character of seaside light and air. In 1858 he first encountered Claude Monet, whom he encouraged to venture out of the studio to paint directly from nature. By combining a luminous palette with animated brushwork and glimpses of contemporary life, Boudin anticipated the work of the Impressionists and later exhibited with them in the 1870s, though he eventually abandoned such exhibitions in favor of the annual Paris Salon.
Signed lower right: "Boudin"
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
Eugène Boudin: The First Impressionist, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Nov. 14, 2007-Feb. 17, 2008

French Landscapes, Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London, Oct.-Dec. 1961
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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