Beach at Trouville

Louis-Eugène Boudin (French, 1824-1898)
Oil on panel 
8-1/4 x 16-1/4 in. (21.0 x 41.3 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View

Boudin was the great painter of Normandy’s beach resorts: the casinos and grand hotels of Trouville and Deauville that sprang into being once the railway reached the sea. Working rapidly and outdoors, he captured vacationing Parisians in changing coastal light. Boudin’s fascination with changeability, whether of fashion or the weather, anticipated the Impressionist movement, inspiring Monet’s and Renoir’s first forays into outdoor painting.


[Adolphe Beugniet, Paris].
?Private Collection, Paris.
?Georges Meyer-Heine, Marseille, sold 5 June 1957 to;
[Galerie Alfred Daber, Paris, sold 17 April 1968 to];
[M. Knoedler & Co., New York, stock no. A9243, as Beach Scene, sold 5 June 1968 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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