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Entrance to the Port of Honfleur

A work made of oil on canvas.
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Johan Barthold Jongkind
Dutch, 1819-1891

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Along with Eugène-Louis Boudin (see his Approaching Storm), Johan Barthold Jongkind brought a new spirit to the painting of coastal scenes. In content, palette, and technique, the works of these two older artists played an important part in the development of Impressionism. Claude Monet knew Boudin well and adopted him as his mentor, but he claimed that it was Jongkind who “educated his eye.” Though they painted their final compositions in the studio, both Boudin and Jongkind strove to retain the freshness of their plein-air (outdoor) sketches.


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Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Johan Barthold Jongkind


Entrance to the Port of Honfleur


Holland (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Inscribed lower right: Jongkind 1864


42.2 × 56.2 cm (16 5/8 × 22 1/4 in.); Framed: 62.9 × 76.9 × 8.9 cm (24 3/4 × 30 1/4 × 3 1/2 in.)

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Louise B. and Frank H. Woods Purchase Fund in honor of The Art Institute of Chicago Diamond Jubilee

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