Édouard Manet - Steamboat leaving Boulogne 1864

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Steamboat leaving Boulogne 1864

Steamboat leaving Boulogne 1864
93x74cm oil/canvas
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US.

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From Art Institute of Chicago:
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.
— Permanent collection label