European Art: 19th Century

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Beach at Trouville, 1880

Louis-Eugène Boudin

French, 1824-1898
Oil on panel
5-7/8 x 9-7/8 in. (14.9 x 25.1 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Cary Grant
P.1980.2.1
© 2012 Norton Simon Museum

On view

While Boudin's figures may be casually and spontaneously arranged, they are in fact part of a carefully controlled composition. Even the umbrellas, by their placement and color, carry the eye back on a diagonal through the composition.

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