March 30, 2014 14:00 EST

The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art

 
  Lot 7
 

7

EUGÈNE LOUIS BOUDIN (FRENCH 1824-1898)
"ESTUARY WITH SAILBOATS AND LIGHTHOUSES"

Signed, dated and inscribed 'E Boudin 91/Trouville' bottom left, oil on panel
13 3/4 x 10 1/4in. (35 x 26cm)

Provenance: 'The Public Sale of the Crocker, Newcomb, Moir and Bonner Collections.' American Art Association, New York, New York, January 24, 1912, lot 27.
Acquired from the above auction.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
NOTE:
Primarily a marine painter but also an accomplished landscapist as well, Boudin's penchant for brightly hued, sun dappled seas, ports and beaches typically paired with dynamic cloud filled blue skies made him one of the leading painters in 19th century France. Boudin formally began painting at age 22, debuting at the Paris Salon in 1859 - his first of many such exhibitions - eventually earning the distinction of knight of the Legion d'honneur. He was referred to as "king of the skies" by none other than his teacher and the father of Barbizon painting, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and he is said to have advised a then teenage Claude Monet, "I want to show you Honfleur; I want you to see the light." Painting not only in Honfleur, but also his native Deauville, Granville, Bretagne, Touques, and as in the present work, Trouville, Boudin's never wavered from his plein-air approach as a landscapist, his evocative style presaging French Impressionism.

A letter of authenticity from Manuel Schmit will accompany this lot.

Sold for $170,500
Estimated at $40,000 - $60,000


 

Signed, dated and inscribed 'E Boudin 91/Trouville' bottom left, oil on panel
13 3/4 x 10 1/4in. (35 x 26cm)

Provenance: 'The Public Sale of the Crocker, Newcomb, Moir and Bonner Collections.' American Art Association, New York, New York, January 24, 1912, lot 27.
Acquired from the above auction.
The George D. Horst Collection of Fine Art.
NOTE:
Primarily a marine painter but also an accomplished landscapist as well, Boudin's penchant for brightly hued, sun dappled seas, ports and beaches typically paired with dynamic cloud filled blue skies made him one of the leading painters in 19th century France. Boudin formally began painting at age 22, debuting at the Paris Salon in 1859 - his first of many such exhibitions - eventually earning the distinction of knight of the Legion d'honneur. He was referred to as "king of the skies" by none other than his teacher and the father of Barbizon painting, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and he is said to have advised a then teenage Claude Monet, "I want to show you Honfleur; I want you to see the light." Painting not only in Honfleur, but also his native Deauville, Granville, Bretagne, Touques, and as in the present work, Trouville, Boudin's never wavered from his plein-air approach as a landscapist, his evocative style presaging French Impressionism.

A letter of authenticity from Manuel Schmit will accompany this lot.

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Eugène Louis Boudin