Boudin, Eugène

(b. July 12, 1824, Honfleur, Fr.--d. Aug. 8, 1898, Deauville)
One of the first French landscape painters to paint in the open air, directly from nature. His numerous beach scenes form a direct link between the carefully observed Naturalism of the early 19th century and the brilliant light and fluid brushwork of late 19th-century Impressionism.

Image Rivage de Portrieux, Cotes-du-Nord (The Coast of Portrieux, Cotes-du-Nord)
1874; Oil on canvas, 85 x 148 cm; Private collection, England

Photographs by Mark Harden.

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