Low Tide Near Honfleur (c.1865; France) by Eugene Boudin

Low Tide Near Honfleur - Eugene Boudin - c.1865; France

Artwork Information

TitleLow Tide Near Honfleur
ArtistEugene Boudin
Datec.1865; France
Dimensions40 x 27.5 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Low Tide Near Honfleur

The artwork “Low Tide Near Honfleur,” created by the artist Eugene Boudin around 1865 in France, exemplifies the Realism art movement. This landscape painting, executed in oil, measures 40 by 27.5 centimeters, and is currently held in a private collection. The piece vividly captures the essence of a coastal scene with its attention to the subtleties of light and atmosphere.

Depicted in the artwork is a tranquil seaside vista at low tide, with calm waters that reflect the soft light of the sky. A central figure, clothed in traditional attire, anchors the composition as they walk across the shallow waters toward the land. In the middle ground, several small boats with figures are engaged in what appears to be shellfishing activities, accentuating the sense of daily life and labor on the coast. The backdrop features a hint of coastal architecture, possibly alluding to the town of Honfleur, and the horizon is dotted with the sails of ships, further imbuing the scene with a sense of place and time. Boudin’s use of delicate brushstrokes and a restrained color palette infuses the artwork with a tranquil, airy quality, inviting contemplation on the relationship between humans and the natural world.

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