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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

Although boldly brushed and almost calligraphic in form, the vessels in this composition remain identifiable as specific types. To the right of center, a side-wheel packet steamer heads up the English Channel, leaving slower sailing boats in its wake. This is one of Édouard Manet’s earliest paintings of the sea, a subject to which he returned repeatedly. He painted it in Paris along with two or three other works based on sketches he made on a vacation with his family in the northern French port of Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Status

On View, Gallery 225

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Édouard Manet

Title

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

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1864–1865

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower right: Manet; on sail: E.M.

Dimensions

73.6 × 92.6 cm (29 × 36 1/2 in.); Framed: 97.8 × 117.2 × 12.7 cm (38 1/2 × 46 1/8 × 5 in.)

Credit Line

Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1922.425

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