About this artwork

The view shown is Plougastel, situated on the north bank of the river Elorn, near the Atlantic port of Brest. According to an early title for this painting the women in traditional costume were shrimpers. Boudin was an important influence on several of the young Impressionists, especially Monet whom he encouraged to paint out-of-doors.

  • title:
    Plougastel: Shrimp Fisherwomen
  • accession number:
    NG 2350
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  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • date created:
    Dated 1871
  • measurements:
    23.80 x 41.20 cm
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Dr. Robert A. Lillie 1977
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Eugene Louis Boudin

Eugene Louis Boudin