This picture has been dated to about 1876-77 but it may have been painted as early as the late 1860s. It was exhibited at the third Impressionist exhibition in 1877. It is almost certain that the central group of a young girl and maid was posed in the studio. In treatment the painting is distinct from the 'open-air' beach scenes of the artist's contemporaries, Claude-Oscar Monet and Eugène Boudin.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1834 - 1917
Full title
Beach Scene
Date made
about 1869-70
Medium and support
Oil (essence) on paper on canvas
Dimensions
47.5 x 82.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
NG3247
Location in Gallery