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About the Artwork

The son of a sea captain, Eugène Boudin grew up on the Normandy coast and spent much of his life painting its harbors and beaches. In the 1870s he made several visits to the rapidly expanding seaside resort of Trouville. The beach front of the town, with its grand hotels and casino, was popular with visitors from Paris, but Boudin's love of ships and harbor activity drew him to the port, a sandy basin into which the Touques River fed before reaching the sea through a series of jetties, which are just visible on the far left of the painting. The waterfront is dominated by a long row of buildings and ships tied up at the quay, yet these structures are merely a frieze above which gray-lined clouds roll across the sky. Boudin's meticulous attention to atmospheric conditions and cloud formations caused Corot to dub him "king of the skies." Created outdoors on small canvases, Boudin's marine paintings record the contemporary landscape of France in an unidealized fashion. Their charm and intimate scale, well suited for domestic interiors, appealed to collectors. Jennifer A. Thompson, from Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Impressionism and Modern Art (2007), p.44.

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About Our Prints

Philadelphia Museum of Art Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. In addition, new works are continually added to the offering so make sure to come back and see the new releases.
You have found the work that speaks to you. Now what? Using our innovative custom framing tool you can preview exactly what your finished and framed art will look like. We offer many different moulding styles so there is sure to be a match for any type of decor.

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As always, members will receive their discount for all transactions processed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your Member ID during the checkout process and your discount will be applied.