The Beach at Trouville (1863; France) by Eugene Boudin

The Beach at Trouville - Eugene Boudin - 1863; France

Artwork Information

TitleThe Beach at Trouville
ArtistEugene Boudin
Date1863; France
Dimensions58.1 x 34.5 cm
Art MovementRealism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Beach at Trouville

“The Beach at Trouville” is an oil painting by Eugene Boudin, dated to 1863 and hailing from France. As a work within the Realism art movement, the painting measures 58.1 x 34.5 cm and is categorized as genre painting. It is currently held in a private collection.

The painting showcases a beach scene at Trouville, a resort town in Normandy that became popular in the 19th century. The composition includes well-dressed figures strolling or sitting on the beach, suggesting a leisurely atmosphere. We see intricate details of period clothing and small groups engaged in conversation, which give a glimpse into the social life of the times. In the foreground, a horse-mounted figure commands attention, and nearby, two dogs play. The architecture of the buildings, featuring flags perhaps indicating a festive or holiday setting, adds to the sense of place. Boudin’s use of light and atmosphere, with a blue sky scattered with clouds, reflects his mastery in capturing outdoor scenes and prefigures Impressionism, an art movement strongly influenced by his outdoor painting practice.

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