Lot 1: EUGÈNE BOUDIN, (FRENCH 1824-1898), "VIEUX BASSIN À ANVERS"

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December 15, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
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Description: EUGÈNE BOUDIN
(french 1824-1898)
"VIEUX BASSIN À ANVERS"
Signed, located and dated ''E. Boudin/Anvers 71'' bottom left, oil on panel
12 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (31 x 32.4cm)
provenance:
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, The Collection of Charles de Bériot, sale of March 11, 1901, no.7.
The Collection of Boussod-Valadon, Paris.
Christie''s, London, sale of His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, November 29, 1982, no. 15.
Christie''s, London, sale of June 24, 1997, lot 263.
The Estate of Andre and Nancy Brewster, Maryland.
literature:
Robert Schmit, Eugène Boudin: Catalogue Raisonné de l''oeuvre peint 1824-1898, Paris: 1984, premier supplément, p. 20, no. 3700, (illustrated).
note:
Famed 19th century French landscapist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot once called Eugène Boudin ''the King of the Skies'' – an ode to the latter''s command of painting oft cumulus-filled vistas of his native France, as well as of other continental seaside towns, characteristically executed en plein air.
Born in Honfleur on the estuary of the Seine, Eugène Boudin''s oils are inextricably linked to the water and sea, and in his depiction of Anvers as well as Trouville featured in this auction, the master''s signature manner of painting notable vistas with a fine, feathery touch is on full display. Trouville, along with Toques, Deauville, Dunkirk, and Caudebec-en-Caux were all locations that Boudin visited and painted throughout his long and successful tenure as one of France''s most important 19th century painters of sea and sky.
Boudin started painting at the age of twenty-two, travelling first to Paris, then to Flanders, and making regular trips to Brittany, Normandy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Venice. A regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons, he was ultimately bestowed the honor of Knight of the Legion d''Honneur. Around 1857 or 1858, Boudin became acquainted with the then relatively obscure teenage artist, Claude Monet. Boudin and Monet would go on to become lifelong friends, with Boudin serving as a mentor and teacher to the younger French impressionist. Boudin in fact exhibited his work alongside the work of Monet and other French luminaries including Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Leopold Robert, Adolphe-Felix Cals, and Edgar Degas in the first exhibition of Impressionist Painting in 1874. While generally not labeled as being one of the Impressionist group of painters, Boudin had a profound influence on many of his fellow artists, including Monet, who expressed his indebtedness to Boudin by stating simply: ''If I have become a painter it is entirely due to Eugène Boudin.'' So revered was Boudin and his paintings that in the artist''s mid-career, the renowned Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel purchased every painting in the artist''s studio, ultimately going on to serve as Boudin''s lifetime dealer.
Condition Report: Excellent overall condition with only the slightest, almost imperceptible specks of retouch in parts of sky.
Frame: 20 x 20 x 3/4 in.


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