About This Artwork

Eugène-Louis Boudin
French, 1824-1898

La Touques near Deauville, 1883

Oil on canvas
21 5/8 x 29 5/16 in. (55 x 74.5 cm)
Inscribed lower left: E. Boudin 83/la Touquet

Gift of Frank H. and Louise B. Woods, 1980.79

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Dresden, Internationale Kunst Ausstellung, June-September 1926, p. 33, cat. 71.

Zurich, Kunsthaus, Sammlung Oskar Schmitz: Französische Malerei des XIX. Jahrhunderts, 1932, cat. 20.

Paris, Wildenstein and Co., La Collection Oscar Schmitz, 1936, p. 22, cat. 3.

Tokyo, Seibu Museum, The Impressionist Tradition, Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago, October 18–December 1, 1985, no.; traveled to Kyoto, Fukuoka Art Museum, January 5–February 2, 1986; Kyoto, Municipal Museum of Art, March 4–April 13, 1986, cat. 26 (ill.).

Glasgow, Glasgow Museum, Boudin at Trouville, November 20, 1992–Febraury 28, 1993; traveled to London, Courtauld Institute Galleries, March 15–May 2, 1993, pp. 60, 72 (ill.), 142, 144.

Rome, Complesso Monumentale dell Vittoriano, From Corot to Monet: The Ecology of Impressionism, 6 March 2010 – 29 June 2010, cat. 64, La Touques near Deauville, pp. 212, 213.

Publication History

Paul Fechter, “Die Sammlung Schmitz,” Kunst und Künstler VIII, 1910, p. 19 (ill.), 20.

Karl Scheffler, “Die Sammlung Oscar Schmitz,” Kunst und Künstler XIX, 1921, p. 188.

Ruth L. Benjamin, Eugène Boudin (New York,1937), p. 183.

G. Jean-Aubry, Eugène Boudin d’après les lettres les lettres et les documents inédits (Neuchâtel, 1968) p. 142 (color ill.).

Robert Schmit, Eugène Boudin, 1824-1898 vol 1 (Paris, 1973), p. 170, cat. 1730 (ill.).

The Art Institute of Chicago Annual Report 1979–80 (Chicago, 1980), p. 31.

Jean Selz, E. Boudin (New York, 1982), no. 4, p. 72.

Richard R. Brettell, French Impressionist (Chicago and New York, 1987), p. 72 (ill.).

Vivien Hamilton, Boudin at Trouville (London, 1992), p. 132, cat. 87 (ill.).

Ownership History

Oscar Schmitz, Dresden and Zurich (died June 11, 1933) purchased in 1899 [according to Paris 1936]; Georges Wildenstein Galerie by 1936 [see Paris 1936 and Daniel Wildenstein, Yves Stavridès, Marchands d’art (Plon, 1999), p. 87]. The Hon. W.S. Phillips, London. Sale, Christie’s, July 7-11, 1961, lot 49 (ill.) to B. Lyons, London [according to Estelle Gittins at Christie's, London, phone conversation, March 6, 2001]; sale, Christie’s, London, July 9, 1965, lot 8A (ill.); sold to Creswell, London. Wildenstein and Co., New York; bought by Frank H. Woods, Lake Forest, Illinois, October 7, 1968; given to the Art Institute, 1980.




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