Oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 29 1/4in (54 x 74.3cm)
Museum purchase with the Helen and Everett H. Jones Purchase Fund and the Ralph A. Anderson Jr. Memorial Fund, with additional funds from Charline and Red McCombs, and, by exchange, from the Bequest of Gloria and Dan Oppenheimer, Mrs. Robert Wesselhoeft Jr., and the Louise C. Clemens Trust
Credited with being the first person to encourage a young Claude Monet to paint outdoors, Eugène Boudin specialized in painting seascapes and coastlines. He also recorded weather conditions on his sketches as a reference for when he returned to his studio to complete a painting.
Trouville shows Boudin at the height of his abilities to capture seaside light, to successfully contrast sky and water, and to convey the ever-changing nature of both.