Trouville Harbour
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Trouville Harbour 1873

On Display SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY

This lively scene is characteristic of Boudin's small paintings of the Normandy coast. Boudin deliberately placed the horizon low in the picture to emphasise the ever-changing sky, here filled with puffs of cloud blown by a strong wind. The wind also animates the sails of the many ships in and around the harbour. The port of Trouville was just a few miles to the west of Honfleur and was one of Boudin's favourite subjects. The building on the point has been identified as the Hotel Bellevue.

Details

  • Acc. No. NG 2371
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size 30.70 x 57.60 cm
  • Credit Bequest of Agnes Anderson; received from the estate of her daughter Mrs Jessie B Agnew 1979