Boudin account

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Eugène Boudin (1824-1898)




Here below you will find an account of the works that Boudin exhibited at the first ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874 and at the Salon, where he exhibited very frequently. For general information about Boudin and the used sources see the main page. For the exhibited pictures 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 Dayez (R87,p230)
The catalogue:

1874-17          Le Toulinguet, côtes de Camaret (Finistère)
Dayez 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.

1874-18          Rivage de Portrieux (Côtes-du-Nord)
Moffett suggests with a perhaps 1874, Environs de Portrieux (The coast near Portrieux, Brittany), 85×148 in a private collection in England = Schmidt no. 964 (R2,p125)

1874-19          Rivage de Portrieux (Côtes-du-Nord)
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion.

1874-20          4 Cadres (même numéro). Études de ciel (pastels)
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion; see also no. 22.

1874-21          2 Cadres (même numéro). Études diverses (pastels)
Moffett doesn’t give a suggestion.

1874-22          4 Cadres (même numéro). Plage de Trouville (aquarelles)
Dayez suggests with a ‘probably’ 1874, Plage de Trouville, watercolour. Moffett refers to this suggestion, wrongly noting no. 20.



Boudin at the Salon



  • 22x indication of place
  • 0x indication of time, season or weather
  • 0x a study
  • 0x loans (appartient à…).

Did Boudin debut at the Salon? (iR1)

S1864-214 *Plage aux environs de Trouville

S1865-252 *Un concert au casino de Deauville

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)

S1868-299 La jetée du Havre

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.

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 scout at Antwerp. Nl.: het zwenkwiel.

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

S1880- 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.

S1881-260 La Meuse, à Rotterdam

S1882-336 Sur la Meuse ; environs de Rotterdam

S1883-320 L’entrée
Eng.: the entrance

S1883-321 La sortie
Eng.: the departure.

S1884-316 Marée basse
Eng.: low tide.

S1884-317 Marée haute
Eng.: high tide.

S1885- 327 *L’appareillage
Eng.: the equipment.

S1885- 328 *La Meuse devant Dordrecht ; Hollande

S1886- 302 Un grain
Eng.: a granule / seed.

S1886- 303 Marée basse
Eng.: low tide. Compare S1884-316.

Boudin probably also exhibited at the Salon in 1887 / 88 / 89 / 90/ 92/ 94/ 95/ 96. And also at the SNBA in 1890/ 91/ 92/ 93/ 94/ 95/ 97.