Beach at Trouville

Traditionally called 'A Squall from the West', this painting probably shows the beach at Trouville. This sketch was presumably painted on the spot on 7 April, perhaps in the 1890s. The bleak mood of this empty beach is in contrast to the crowded beach scenes that Boudin painted on other occasions. This feature of the painting can be compared with Courbet's beach scenes of the 1860s (e.g.'The Sea Near Palavas').

Key facts

Artist dates
1824 - 1898
Full title
Beach at Trouville
Date made
probably 1890s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
35.6 x 58.1 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by T.W. Bacon through the Art Fund, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery