Bord de mer, Port de Honfleur (c.1860)

Boudin, Eugène (1824-1898)

Bord de mer, Port de Honfleur (Seaside, Port of Honfleur)
Pastel on blue wove paper, 18.5 × 25.9 cm
Art Institute of ChicagoChicago

Boudin was a native of Honfleur, one of the most picturesque harbor communes in the French region of Normandy. Self-taught, he started experimenting with pastel in the 1850s. This sort of landscape, likely made en plein air, would prove extremely influential to the young Claude Monet. (AIC)

See also:

• Honfleur (France)