Boudin account


Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Eugène Boudin



of his exhibited works



On this page you will find an extended account of the works that Eugène Boudin exhibited at the first ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874. You will also find the start of a more brief account of the works Boudin exhibited at the Salon, the Société des Artiste Français (SdAF) and the Société National des Beaux-Arts (SNBA), where he exhibited very frequently. And also at regional exhibitions, the Exposition Universelle. For general information about Boudin and the used sources see the main page. For the exhibited pictures in 1874 see. For an impression of some works he exhibited at the Salon, see.


The first ‘impressionist’ exposition 1874:

  • catalogue numbers 17-22
  • No. 20 en 22 consisted of 4 works and no. 21 of 2 works
  • so in total Boudin exhibited 13 works, 3x oil paintings, 4x watercolours, 6x pastels
    • 7x indication of place
    • 0x indication of time, season or weather
    • 6x a study
    • 0x loans (appartient à…).
  • See for the suggestions of Moffett (R2,p119). Moffett refers to an exhibition catalogue in Galerie Schmidt in 1973 made by Robert Schmidt (R2,p498). See for the suggestions of Adhémar (R87,p230). See for the suggestions of Berson (R90II,p3).


Burty (1874/04/25) ‘The more moderate and no less valiant works of Messrs. Colin, Rouart, Boudin, Lépine, Ottin fils or de Nittis, the watercolours of Mr. Lepic, show how much is to be expected from this school. (R87,p262)
Ernest Chesnau (1874/05/07) reviewed: ‘To have invited to participate in this exhibition certain painters who are at the extreme end of the latest banalities of the official Salons, and even artists of undeniable talent, but acting in ways that differ from their own, such as the misters de Nittis, Boudin, Bracquemond, Brandon, Lépine, Gustave Colin, this is a major error of both logic and tactics.’ (R87,p268/9).
Ernest d’Hervilly calls Boudin as one of the first members of ‘la société coopérative’ and later remarks ‘M. G. Colin, M. Boudin and M. Z. Astruc, all artists of great value, who brought to the Exhibition of paintings the fine flower of their talent for research and exploration. (R87,p256/7).


The catalogue (R2,p119;R87,p230;R90I,p4;iR1):

1IE-1874-17          Le Toulinguet, côtes de Camaret (Finistère)
Le Toulinguet is in the far west of the Brittany peninsula, see link for location (iR9). Dayez/Adhémar suggests with a ‘probably’ 1872, Camaret, Le Toulinguet (Finistère), from the old collection of Durand-Ruel. Moffett suggests with a perhaps: Schmidt 808 or 809. Berson leaves it unidentified and she points out that Schmidt no.809 is the same as Adhémar suggests. Berson refers to a review of De Montifaud (1874/05/01), but he just mentions the work.

1IE-1874-18          Rivage de Portrieux (Côtes-du-Nord)
1IE-1874-19          Rivage de Portrieux (Côtes-du-Nord)

Eng.: the shoreline at (Saint-Quay-)Portrieux, see map (iR9). Moffett suggests with a perhaps for no.18: 1874, Environs de Portrieux (The coast near Portrieux, Brittany), 85×148 in a private collection in England = Schmidt no. 964 (R2,p125). Berson remarks that this option is also applyable to no.19. Berson refers to a review of De Montifaud (1874/05/01), but he just mentions the work. Adhémar doesn’t give a suggestion. Selz suggests the following work to be exhibited ‘1874, Surroundings of Portrieux’ and describes it as ‘a range of colors with its brown earth and glowering stormy sky’ (R161,p65); I could not identify this work. For no.19 I render to compare a work that is made a year later: 1875, The Shore and the Sea at Portrieux, 54×90, private (iR2;R2,p119;R90II,p3).

1IE-1874-20          4 Cadres (même numéro). Études de ciel (pastels)
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion; see also no. 22. Berson omits this work, which also means there was no review (R90II,p3). Adhémar doesn’t give a suggestion. I render 4 uncertain options: 1860, Seascape with Large Sky, pastel, xx, private (iR2;R2,p119); and: 18xx, Sky, an afternoon in October, pastel, 21×29, A2000/11/20 (iR13;R2,p119;R87,p230); and: 18xx, Study of the sky, pastel, 15×22, A2017/03/29 (iR13;iR10;R2,p119;R87,p230); and: 1854-59ca, Sunset and cliff (Étretat), pastel, 15×21, MEB Honfleur (iR23;R51,p197;R2,p119;R87,p230;M19) =EdBA-1899-?.

1IE-1874-21          2 Cadres (même numéro). Études diverses (pastels)
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion. Berson omits this work, which also means there was no review (R90II,p3). Adhémar doesn’t give a suggestion. I render two very uncertain options: 1855-60, Honfleur, the lighthouse, pastel, private (iR2;R2,p119); and: 1860, The Saint-Simeon Farm, pastel, 20×30, private (iR2;R2,p119).

1IE-1874-22          4 Cadres (même numéro). Plage de Trouville (aquarelles)
Trouville lies about 20km south of Le Havre. Dayez/Adhémar suggests with a ‘probably’ 1874, Plage de Trouville, watercolour. Moffett refers to this suggestion, wrongly noting no.20. I could not find a picture of this one. Berson omits this work, which also means there was no review (R90II,p3). I render 4 uncertain options: 1868, Trouville, wc, 17×27, private (iR2;R2,p119); and: 1865ca, A Couple Seated on the Beach with Two Dogs, watercolour, 17×21, NGA Washington (iR2;R2,p119;R87,p230;M21); and: 1872/05/09, Crinolines on the Beach, wc, xx, private (iR2;R2,p119;R87,p230); and: 1866, Beach of Trouville, wc, 35×42, A2018/12/04 (iR11;R2,p119;R87,p230).



Eugène(-Louis) Boudin at the Salon, the SdAF and the SNBA:
Here I will render a brief account of the works that Boudin exhibited at the Salon (=S) from 1859-79, the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français (=SdAF) from 1880-89 and the Salon de la Société National des Beaux-Arts (=SNBA) from 1890-97 (iR1). Note: from 1890-96 there also was a Mlle Alice-H. Boudin, born in La Charité (Nièvre) who exhibited etchings (iR1).

General overview:

Boudin at the Salon (=S):

S1859-330 Le Pardon de Sainte-Anne-Palud au fond de la baie de Douarnenez (Finistère)
Debut at the Salon (iR1;R161,p20). Bought by the city of Le Havre for 500fr (R161,p20).

S1864-214 *Plage aux environs de Trouville
=1864, CR258, Trouville, beach scene, on wood, 26×48, Orsay (iRx;R161,p31).

S1865-252 *Un concert au casino de Deauville
=1865, Concert at the Casino of Deauville, 42×74, NGA Washington (iR6;R161,p42;M21)

S1865-253 *La plage de Trouville, à l’heure du bain

S1866-223 *La plage de Trouville

S1866-224 *Réunion sur la plage

S1867- 179 *La jetée
Eng.: the jetty. Nl.: de pier.

S1867- 180 *La plage

S1868-298 Le départ pour le pardon (Finistère)
Pothey (1868/09/12) renders an etch (R265,no20=iR40)

S1868-299, La jetée du Havre
Pothey (1868/07/24) renders an etch and calls it ‘full of air and light, with figures skilfully and spiritually sown (R265,no13=iR40).

S1869-286 La plage, à marée basse

S1869-287 La plage ; marée montante

S1870-328 La rade de Brest
Eng.: the harbour / the bay of Brest.

S1870-329 Pêcheuses de Kérhor (Finistère)

S1872-179 Au rivage
Eng.: at the shoreline / waterfront.

S1872-180 Une rade
Eng.: the harbour / the bay

S1873-153 Port de Camaret (Finistère)

S1873-154 Rade de Camaret
Eng.: the harbour / the bay of Camaret.
Claretie reviewed these two works ‘
The two seascapes of M. Eugène Boudin, the Port and the Rade of Camaret (Finistère) are quite worthy of this talent, very particular, which sees nature, the sea, the ships, in a kind of special atmosphere and as powdered with a chalky dust. This painting, based on plaster, is not less remarkable.’ (R246,p182).

S1874-229 Quai du Portrieux (Côtes-du-Nord)
Eng.: the dock / platform of Portrieux.

S1874-230 Rivage du Portrieux
Eng.: at the shoreline / waterfront of Portrieux.

S1875-266 Le port de Bordeaux
Eng.: the harbour of Bordeaux.

S1875-267 Le port de Bordeaux, vu du quai des Chartrons
Eng.: the harbour of Bordeaux, view of the dock / platform of Chartrons.

S1876-236 *La plage de Berck (Pas-de-Calais)

S1876-237 *L’Escaut, à Anvers (Belgique)
Eng.: The Schelde river at Antwerp (Belgium).

S1877-266 Rotterdam (Pays-Bas)

S1878-304 Portrieux (Cotes-du-Nord)

S1878-305 Piege de Berck (Pas-de-Calais)
Eng.: pitfall at Berck.

S 1879-367 La plage


Boudin at the Salon des Sociéte des Artistes Français =SdAF:

SdAF-1880- 433 La pêche
Additional info: H. 0m,85.- L. 1m,50. ([salle] 28.) Les non exempts dans les salles 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 et à la galerie.

SdAF-1881-260 La Meuse, à Rotterdam
Boudin received a bronze medal / a 3rd class medal (R161,p70;R231/iR40).

SdAF-1882-336 Sur la Meuse ; environs de Rotterdam

SdAF-1883-320 L’entrée
Eng.: the entrance. A view of Le Havre received a silver medal / a 2nd class medal (R161,p73;R231/iR40).

SdAF-1883-321 La sortie
Eng.: the departure.

SdAF-1884-316 Marée basse
Eng.: low tide.

SdAF-1884-317 Marée haute
Eng.: high tide.

SdAF-1885- 327 *L’appareillage
Eng.: the equipment.
Note: 1885 onwards Boudin exhibited ‘hors concours’ (iR1).

SdAF-1885- 328 *La Meuse devant Dordrecht ; Hollande

SdAF-1886- 302 Un grain
Eng.: a squall; Nl. een rukwind. Bought by the State, now: 1886, Un grain (a squall), 117×160, MBA Morlaix (iR6;R161,p79;iR1).

SdAF-1886- 303 Marée basse
Eng.: low tide. Compare S1884-316.

SdAF-1887-306 Etaples ; marée basse

SdAF-1887-307 Un rivage

SdAF-1888-321 Le “bateau pilote”

SdAF-1888-322 Une corvette russe dans le bassin de l’Eure ; le Havre
The Russian Corvette in the Eure Docks was bought by the state, now: 1888, CR1726, Le Havre, A Russian corvette in the Eure basin, 41×56, A2014/11/26 (iR10;iR15;R161,p79) = EdBA-1899-249.

SdAF-1889-324 Retour des barques de pêche ; Trouville

SdAF-1889-325 L’avant-port du Havre


Boudin at the Salon des Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts =SNBA:

SNBA 1890:
SNBA-1890-107 Bassin de l’Eure au Havre (effet de brouillard)

SNBA-1890-108 La Plage de Scheveninghe (Hollande)

SNBA-1890-109 Berck (le départ des barques)

SNBA-1890-110 Berck (le retour des barques)

SNBA-1890-111 Dunkerque (le fond du port)
(Appartient à Mme la baronne Nathaniel de Rothschild)

SNBA-1890-112 Dunkerque (l’entrée du port)
(Appartient à Mme la baronne Nathaniel de Rothschild)

SNBA-1890-113 Vue de Caudebec-en-Caux .

SNBA-1890-114 Coin de ferme (environs de Dunkerque)

SNBA-1890-115 La maison du fermier (environs de Dunkerque)

SNBA-1890-116 La plage de Berneville .

SNBA 1891:
SNBA-1891-113 Etretat (falaise d’amont)

SNBA-1891-114 Etretat (falaise d’aval)

SNBA-1891-115 Marée montante (Deauville)

SNBA-1891-116 Marée basse (Trouville)

SNBA-1891-117 Saint-Valery-sur-Somme .

SNBA-1891-118 Le Vieux port de Touques .

SNBA-1891-119 Le Quai au Crotoy (Somme).

SNBA-1891-120 La Plage de Berck (Pas-de-Calais)

SNBA-1891-121 L’Eglise d’Etaples (Pas-de-Calais)

SNBA-1891-122 Le Rivage d’Etretat (Brouillard)

SNBA 1892:
SNBA-1892-140 Beaulieu ; La Baie ; effet du matin .

SNBA-1892-141 Beaulieu ; La Baie des Fourmis

SNBA-1892-142 Beaulieu ; Baie de Saint-Jean

SNBA-1892-143 Villefranche ; La Rade
Villefranche, the bay bought by the state (R161,p81), maybe now in Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nice. Note: Boudin made several works depicting the bay of Villefranche. 

SNBA-1892-144 Villefranche ; Le Lazaret

SNBA-1892-145 Villefranche ; Le Quai

SNBA-1892-146 Villefranche ; Vue de la ville

SNBA-1892-147 Villefranche ; Le Fort

SNBA 1893:
SNBA-1893-130 Vue générale d’Antibes .

SNBA-1893-131 Juan-les-Pins (Alpes-Maritimes)

SNBA-1893-132 Le golfe Juan .

SNBA-1893-133 Le Port à Antibes .

SNBA-1893-134 Les récifs à Antibes .

SNBA-1893-135 Le quai à Vïllefranche .

SNBA-1893-136 La rue de la Mer à Saint-Vaast (Manche) .

SNBA 1894:
SNBA-1894-153 Le rivage de Deauville .

SNBA-1894-154 La rentrée des barques (Trouville)

SNBA-1894-155 Marée haute à Deauville .

SNBA-1894-156 Coucher de soleil .

SNBA-1894-157 Rochers de l’Ilette à Antibes .

SNBA-1894-158 Fortifications d’Antibes .

SNBA-1894-159 Un coup de mistral à Antibes .

SNBA-1894-160 Le rivage de Juan-les-Pins .

SNBA 1895:
SNBA-1895-172 Les fortifications d’Antibes .

SNBA-1895-173 Le fort carré à Antibes .

SNBA-1895-174 Le bassin de la Barre au Havre .

SNBA-1895-175 Le bourg de Touques .

SNBA-1895-176 La place Courbet à Abbeville .

SNBA-1895-177 Marée montante à Deauville (octobre) .

SNBA 1896:
Boudin did not send anything to the Salon (R161,p84).

SNBA 1897:
SNBA-1897-143 Le rivage de Deauville (octobre).

SNBA-1897-144 Le marais à Deauville .

SNBA1897-145 Coup de vent devant Frascati (Havre) .

SNBA-1897-146 Un grain de Nord-Ouest .

SNBA-1897-147 Venise (huit études dans le même cadre) .


Boudin at the Exposition Universelle:
Boudin exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 + 1900.

1889, Exposition Universelle d’Oeuvre d’Art (=EU-OdA-1889) (R231/iR40):
EU-OdA-1889-154, Un coucher de soleil, marine
EU-OdA-1889-155, Les Lamaneurs
Eng.: The handlers / the boatmen

1889, Exposition Centennale (1789-1889) (=EU-C-1889) (R231/iR40):
EU-C-1889-88, Panorama d’Anvers en 1871, vue prise de la Tête de Flandre.
EU-C-1889-89, Les quais d’Anvers en 1871 avant l’établissement des docks (app. à M. Ch. de Bériot)
EU-C-1889-90, Vue du port de Brest (app. à M. le comte de Douville-Maillefeu)

1900, Exposition Centennale (=EU-C-1900) (R231/iR40):
EU-C-1900-53, Le port de Bordeaux (à M. Viau)
EU-C-1900-54, Plage aux environs de Trouville (à M. Gustave Cahen)
EU-C-1900-55, Le port de Camaret (à Mme. Georges Feydeau)


Centennial exhibitions:

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-60. Vue des environs de Rotterdam [View of the Rotterdam Area][Durand-Ruel in Paris]

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-61. La sortie du port du Hâvre (Exit from Le Havre Harbor] [Durand-Ruel in Paris]

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-62. Retour des barques [Return of the Boats] [Durand-Ruel in Paris]

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-63. L᾿église de Plougastel, aquarelle  [Beurdeley in Paris]

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-64. Une rue à Landerneau [A Street in Landerneau], aquarelle

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-65. L᾿heure de la plage [The Hour of Low Tide], aquarelle

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-66. other medium

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-67. other medium

Saint-Petersbourg-1912-68. other medium


Boudin at regional exhibitions:
Boudin exhibited several times at regional exhibitions (iR1).
In 1867 Boudin lived at 110, Boulevard Magenta, Paris (iR1).
In 1883 Boudin lived in Paris, 11, place Vintimille. Boudin had received a 3rd class medal in 1881. (iR1)
He received a 3rd class medal in 1881 and a 2nd class in 1883.

Toulouse-1864-45, Plage du Havre.
Toulouse-1864-46, Brick anglais sortant du port de Honfleur.

Toulouse-1865-84, Port de Honfleur.
Toulouse-1865-85, Plage de Trouville.

Lille-1866-161, Plage, marée basse.
Lille-1866-162, Plage, marée montante.

Carcassonne-1867-25, Vue de Trouville (Marine)

Besançon-1870-53, Marine (iR1)

Marseille-1877-4, Le Port de Trouville.
Marseille-1877-5, Une plage à Trouville.

Mulhouse-1883-53, La plage de Portrieux (côtes du Nord)
Mulhouse-1883-54, Marine.

Toulouse-1885-34, Le fond du bassin à Deauville (Calvados).

Toulouse-1889-49, Laveuses en Normandie.
Notification: 250 francs.
Toulouse-1889-50, Marine.
Notification: 250 francs.

Honfleur-1899: there were posthumous 30 paintings and several drawings shown of Boudin (iR1).


Boudin at La Libre Esthétique in Brussels:

20LE-1913-34. Vue d’Antibes; le coup de soleil



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