Entrance to the Port of Honfleur

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

1863/64

Artist:

Johan Barthold Jongkind
Dutch, 1819-1891

About this artwork

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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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Johan Barthold Jongkind

Title

Entrance to the Port of Honfleur

Origin

Holland

Date

1863–1864

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: Jongkind 1864

Dimensions

16 5/8 x 22 1/4 in. (42.2 x 56.2 cm)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1968.614

Extended information about this artwork

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