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Le Bassin du port du Havre

Photo credit: National Trust for Scotland, Holmwood

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Situated at the mouth of the river Seine, Le Havre was the seaport of Paris. Boudin, who described himself as a 'dreamer who prefers a little silence and solitude', never depicted the bustle of the quays but instead preferred panoramic views of the majestic sailing ships floating between shimmering water and a vast sky. His fellow artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot called Boudin the 'king of skies'.

National Trust for Scotland, Holmwood





oil on board


H 37.5 x W 48.8 cm

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Acquisition method

gift, 1978

Work type


Inscription description

Boudin 84 / Le Havre / 24 7eme 84


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National Trust for Scotland, Holmwood

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