From 1880 Stevens made regular trips to the Normandy coast for the sake of his health; he suffered from a bronchial condition. The subject of this painting was recorded on a photograph in the artist's possession as 'Bad Weather at Honfleur'. The bold and spontaneous way in which this is painted suggests that, like many of his contemporaries, Stevens was influenced by the vibrant seascapes of Corot.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1823 - 1906
Full title
Storm at Honfleur
Date made
probably 1890-1
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
66 x 81 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bought by the Tate Gallery, 1924; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
NG3966
Location in Gallery