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The Boulevard de Port-Royal, Paris
Johan Barthold Jongkind
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Johan Barthold Jongkind produced several views of the boulevard de Port-Royal, which was near his studio in Paris. He often made drawings and watercolour sketches of a scene which he would then use in his studio as the basis for his oil paintings; this picture relates to a watercolour of 1874.

In his later pictures, such as this one, Jongkind used a technique of looser brushwork. Here he has also adopted the unusual technique of outlining details, such as the streetlamps and buildings, with thick strokes of black paint. The colours predominately consist of muted greys, but he has also included bright highlights of colour, such as spots of vivid green on the leaves in the trees and brick-red on the buildings to the right.

His work was admired by members of the Impressionist movement, including Alfred Sisley and Claude Monet, who were both influenced by the older artist.

Key facts
Artist Johan Barthold Jongkind
Artist dates 1819 - 1891
Full title The Boulevard de Port-Royal, Paris
Date made 1877
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 42.2 x 66.5 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit Kenneth and Helena Levy Bequest, 1990
Inventory number NG6529
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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