30.9 x 47.1cm panel; 42.0 x 59.0 x 4.3cm frame
Honfleur, Le Havre and the more fashionable Trouville are among the handful of French coastal sites celebrated in the art of Eugene Boudin. A devotee of seascape, it is proper to refer to him as a marine painter. Yet Boudin is really a painter of air. In everything he produced air predominates. It fills his tiny compositions like the wind filling the crinolines of his female figures. Encouraged by Jean Millet, he trained for a time with Isabey, though neither of these established figures could be said to have formed his style. Indeed in some ways, Boudin was more influential than influenced. Monet, for example, revered him. Boudin's impressionist affiliation was so strong that he exhibited at the first of the movement's group shows in 1874.
AGNSW Handbook, 1999.
Barbizon House (England), London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Barbizon House 1926
Studio May 1915, May 1915, 245.
L. Cairo (France) (Author), The Edmund Davis Collection: Eugene Boudin, Paris, 1928, (colour illus.). plate no. 5
Ruth Benjamin (United States of America) (Author), Eugene Boudin, New York, 1937, 171. cat.no. 296
Barbizon House (England) (Author), (Barbizon House 1926), London, 1926, (illus.). cat.no. 18
'French Impressions' by Ross Steele pg. 87-93, Art and Australia (Vol. 22, No. 1) Spring 1984, Spring 1984, 87, 88, 89 (colour illus.).
Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Domain, 1972, 29 (colour illus.).
Bruce James (Australia) (Author), Edmund Capon (England; Australia, b.1940) (Director), Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, Domain, 1999, 36 (colour illus.).
National Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874), An exhibition of French art, Sydney, 1944, 6. cat.no. 75
Unknown, Barbizon House 1926, Barbizon House, 1926–1926.
An exhibition of French art at the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 04 Oct 1944–31 Oct 1944.
Monet and the Impressionists, Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 14 Feb 2009–17 May 2009.