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Argenteuil, Boat (study)

MANET, Édouard (1832 - 1883)

Argenteuil, Boat (study)

Date: 1874

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 59.4 x 81.3 cm

Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2467

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

Manet painted this study out of doors, en plein air, at the resort of Argenteuil, down the Seine from Paris. In overcast weather, three sailing boats lie moored together, their masts reflected in the grey water. In the background two long houseboats, one white and the other black, are anchored at the river's edge next to a row of trees, beyond which a big chimney belches forth smoke. This painting is a study for a composition set in sunny weather, widened to include the river bank with figures of a woman and a child in the bottom left foreground. Margaret Davies purchased this work at Paris in 1920.


9 September 2010, 09:20
Thank you for response on how to purchase this print. I'm so glad I looked here again. I ordered my print today and can't wait to receive it, get it framed, and display it on my wall. Thank you again!
Amgueddfa Cymru
4 August 2010, 10:03
Dear Fran - Thank you for your comment. Please visit the Print on Demand pages of our website for details on reproductions of this image:
4 August 2010, 10:00
I love this painting and would really like to have a print but am unable to locate one. I hope prints become available soon in the US.
Hunter Meek
25 November 2009, 09:23
I love this painting. I saw it in person when the "Turner to Cezanne" exhibit came to Oklahoma City, OK. The entire collection was really good.
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