Le Kearsarge à Boulogne (1864)

Manet, Édouard (1832-1883)

Le Kearsarge à Boulogne (The Kearsarge at Boulogne)
Oil on canvas, 81.6 x 100 cm
Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York

During the American Civil War, the United States warship Kearsarge made headlines after sinking the Confederate raider Alabama off the coast of France. Manet did not witness firsthand the widely-covered event but devoted two paintings to the subject: a scene of the naval battle (Philadelphia Museum of Art) and this picture, prompted by his subsequent visit to the victorious ship at anchor near Boulogne. They were his first depictions of a current event. (MET)


Monet, Claude (1840-1926)
La vague verte
Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York



See also:

• Boulogne-sur-Mer (France)