Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0

The Beach at Deauville

1864

Eugène Boudin

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Title

The Beach at Deauville

Date

1864

Description

During the 1860s, Boudin executed many paintings and watercolors representing well-to-do tourists and vacationers enjoying seaside resorts in Normandy, principally Trouville and Deauville. In this scene, the informally posed figures suggest a sense of relaxation and intimacy. The overturned chair in the foreground underscores the impression of a casually observed moment, as though a sea breeze or a quick departure by its former occupant has upended it. The majority of Boudin's small oil paintings of beach scenes of the 1860s were executed on wood panel. After laying down a thin white ground, Boudin seems to have begun painting directly, not drawing or laying in guidelines for the forms. The result is a freshness and airiness appropriate to a windy day at the beach.
Inscription: Signed in brown paint lower right corner: E. Boudin 1864
Medium: oil on wood panel
Dimensions: Framed: 45.7 x 36.8 x 3.5 cm (18 x 14 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.); Unframed: 34.7 x 26 cm (13 11/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Homer H. Johnson
Accesion Number: 1946.71
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Location

Deauville, Normandy, France

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

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Image Credit

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