The Entrance to Trouville Harbour

The painting shows the mouth of the river Toques with the two jetties either side forming the entrance to the harbour at Trouville.

There are several other versions of this subject, including Boudin's three paintings of the same title ('Beach Scene, Trouville' of about 1860–70; 'Beach Scene, Trouville' of about 18704; and Beach Scene, Trouville of 1873), as well as his Beach at Trouville of probably 1890s.

Boudin worked directly from nature. He had a deep affection for the sea and almost all his paintings take their subject from the harbours and coastline of the Channel Coast.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1824 - 1898
Full title
The Entrance to Trouville Harbour
Date made
1888
Medium and support
Oil on mahogany
Dimensions
32.4 x 40.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by the Art Fund, 1906
Inventory number
NG2078
Location in Gallery