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The Dock of Deauville

The Dock of Deauville

(French, 1824–1898)
Framed: 80.5 x 116 x 10 cm (31 11/16 x 45 11/16 x 3 15/16 in.); Unframed: 46.7 x 37.8 cm (18 3/8 x 14 7/8 in.)
Location: not on view


This painting treats a common theme in Boudin's mature art, ships at harbor. Boudin typically did not depict the busy commercial life or human tasks related to ships; rather, he seemed always to strive for an overall mood of calm, harmony, and light. Although Boudin's brushwork was quite sketchy at this time, he was still able to suggest the complex sails and structures of large vessels. Here he rubbed light tones around the ships' masts, often overlapping the darker lines of the wood and rigging with white or gray tones as if to evoke the passing wind and shifting positions common to nautical life.
  • Gustave Hoche, Paris. His sale (vente Gustave H. . .), Paris, Drouot, 22 February 1895 (lot 13), ff 900 (perhaps bought in) (price according to Frick Library copy). His sale (vente de M. X . . .), Paris, Drouot, 18 March 1898 (lot 11), ff 560. Coralie Walker Hanna, Cleveland. Gift of Leonard C. Hanna to the CMA in 1939.
  • Louis Boudin: Precurser of Impressionism. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (organizer) (October 8-November 21, 1976); Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX (December 2, 1976-January 9, 1977); Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, St. Petersburg, FL (January 25-February 25, 1977); Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (March 11-April 24, 1977); San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA (May 7-June 12, 1977).
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art; St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts; Corpus Christi Art Museum of South Texas; Columbus (Ohio) Gallery of Fine Arts; Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego. Louis Eugène Boudin, Precursor of Impressionism (1976-77), no. 27 (repr.).
    Possibly Paris, École des Beaux-Arts. L'Exposition des oeuvres d'Eugène Boudin (1899), no. 42, Bassin de Deauville (1891), appartient à M. Panhard.
    19th and 20th Century French Art and Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Loans. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 22-September 1, 1943).
    French Drawings and Watercolors from French Public and Private Collections. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (January 6-February 15, 1942).
    The Silver Jubilee Exhibition. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 23-September 28, 1941).
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