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Beach at Trouville

BOUDIN, Louis Eugène (1824 - 1898)

Beach at Trouville

Date: 1890

Media: oil on board

Size: 13.9 x 26.4 cm

Acquired: 1963; Bequest; Margaret Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2430

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

Boudin’s hastily applied colours capture the holiday bustle of the beachfront at Trouville in north France. During Boudin’s lifetime he had seen the town grow into a thriving resort with hotels, bathing pavilions, promenades and a casino. As he had encouraged Claude Monet to do in his younger days, Boudin was painting a visual ‘impression’ of the modern world around him.

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