Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Studies of cows by Eugene Boudin

Eugene Boudin is well-known for his paintings of harbours and of people on the beach (at the time, fully dressed with ample dresses for ladies and hat and suits for men).

Boudin was born in Honfleur in a modest family and came to Le Havre aged 10. He worked with a framer and met artists like Millet this way. In 1851, the Municipal Council of the town granted him a 3-year bursary to further his art education in Paris. Until 1863, Boudin spent his time between Honfleur and Le Havre.

In 1900, Louis Boudin, the artist's brother, donated to Le Havre paintings from the artist's studio that he had inherited. These included numerous studies, in particular a series of studies of cows painted near the Saint-Simeon farm. Most of them are neither dated nor signed.

The studies have been hung in the museum densely, on a single wall - as if they were still in the artist's studio. This makes it more difficult to take good pictures of some of them.

The museum

Musée Malraux
2 boulevard Clemenceau
76600 LE HAVRE
Tel: 02 35 19 62 62
Malraux Museum in Le Havre

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