On the Beach, Sunset, 1865
Eugène Boudin (French, 1824–1898)
Oil on wood; 15 x 23 in. (38.1 x 58.4 cm)
The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (2003.20.2)
Boudin's masterful and convincing representation of light effects, such as the sunset in this picture of 1865, profoundly influenced Claude Monet when he was young. The two artists worked together on the Normandy coast in the summer of 1865.