Lot 447
  • 447

EUGÈNE BOUDIN | Le Crotoy, port de pêche et rivage

80,000 - 120,000 USD
68,750 USD
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  • Studio of Eugène Boudin
  • Le Crotoy, port de pêche et rivage
  • Signed E. Boudin. and dated 90- (lower right)
  • Oil on panel


Durand-Ruel, Paris
Private Collection
Private Collection (acquired circa 1950s)
Thence by descent


Robert Schmit, Eugène Boudin 1824-1898, vol. III, Paris, 1973, no. 2604, illustrated p. 21

Catalogue Note

"To swim in the open sky. To achieve the tenderness of clouds. To suspend these masses in the distance, very far away in the grey mist, make the blue explode. I feel all this coming, dawning in my intentions. What joy and what torment! If the bottom were still, perhaps I would never reach these depths. Did they do better in the past? Did the Dutch achieve the poetry of clouds I seek? That tenderness of the sky which even extends to admiration, to worship: it is no exaggeration."— Boudin in his diary on December 3, 1856