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On the Beach, Sunset

Eugène Boudin (French, Honfleur 1824–1898 Deauville)

Date:
1865
Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
15 x 23 in. (38.1 x 58.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002
Accession Number:
2003.20.2
  • Gallery Label

    Boudin's masterful and convincing representation of light effects, such as the sunset in this picture of 1865, profoundly influenced the young Claude Monet. The two artists worked together on the Normandy coast the previous summer.

  • Provenance

    [Cadart et Luquet, Paris, until 1965; sold in September to Wildenstein]; [Wildenstein, New York, 1965; sold on October 26 to Annenberg]; Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, Rancho Mirage Calif. (1965–his d. 2002)

  • Exhibition History

    Galerie Schmit. "Eugène Boudin," May 5–26, 1965, no. 13 (as "Sur la plage").

    London. Tate Gallery. "The Annenberg Collection," September 2–October 8, 1969, no. 3.

    Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection," May 21–September 17, 1989, unnumbered cat.

    Washington. National Gallery of Art. "Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection," May 6–August 5, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection," August 16–November 11, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection," June 4–October 13, 1991, unnumbered cat.

  • References

    Eugène Boudin. Exh. cat., Robert Schmit. Paris, 1965, p. 23, no. 13, ill., states that it was formerly with Cadart & Luquet.

    G. Jean-Aubry with Robert Schmit. Eugène Boudin. [French ed., 1968]. Greenwich, Conn., 1968, pp. 59, 258, ill. (color).

    M. Roy Fisher. The Annenberg Collection. Exh. cat., Tate Gallery. London, 1969, unpaginated, no. 4, ill. (color), as "Sur la plage, au soleil couchant".

    Robert Schmit. Eugène Boudin, 1824–1898. Paris, 1973, vol. 1, p. 121, no. 342, ill. (color).

    Jean Selz. E. Boudin. New York, 1982, pp. 38, 61, ill. (color).

    Robert Schmit. "Premier supplément." Eugène Boudin, 1824–1898. 1, Paris, 1984, p. 136, no. 342.

    G. Jean-Aubry and Robert Schmit. Eugène Boudin. Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 1987, ill. p. 62 (color).

    Joseph J. Rishel in Masterpieces of Impressionism & Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 1991, pp. 6–7, 132, ill. (color and black and white), suggests that the beach is that of either Deauville or Trouville.

    Gary Tinterow. "Miracle au Met." Connaissance des arts no. 472 (June 1991), p. 38.

    Robert Schmit and Manuel Schmit. "Deuxième supplément." Eugène Boudin, 1824–1898. 2, Paris, 1993, p. 200, no. 342.

    Simon Kelly in Renoir Landscapes: 1865–1883. Exh. cat., National Gallery. London, 2007, pp. 24–25, fig. 10 (color).

    Joseph J. Rishel in Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism: The Annenberg Collection. 4th rev. ed. [1st ed., 1989]. New York, 2009, pp. 10–12, no. 3, ill. (color).



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