Sea View, Calm Weather (Vue de mer, temps calme)

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1864

Artist:

Édouard Manet
French, 1832-1883

About this artwork

This is one of Édouard Manet’s earliest paintings of the sea, a subject to which he returned repeatedly. It is one of three or four works that he painted in Paris from sketches made on a vacation with his family in the northern port of Boulogne-sur-Mer. Though boldly brushed and almost calligraphic in form, the vessels remain identifiable as specific types. A side-wheel packet steamer heads up the Channel, leaving the slower sailing boats in its wake.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 225

Artist

Édouard Manet

Title

Sea View, Calm Weather (Vue de mer, temps calme)

Origin

France

Date

1864–1865

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed: Manet (lower right) and E.M. (on sail)

Dimensions

29 × 36 1/2 in. (73.6 × 92.6 cm)

Credit Line

Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1922.425

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