The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme

By Eugene Louis Boudin SKU:40448

Eugene-Louis Boudin's "The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme" is a significant painting created in 1872. This artwork holds immense importance due to its unique portrayal of the lock system in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, a coastal town in France. Boudin skillfully captures the bustling market square and the graceful ferry, surrounded by the intricate network of locks. The painting showcases the artist's keen observation of everyday scenes and his ability to bring them to life with vibrant colors and precise brushwork. "The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme" is a remarkable depiction of the town's economic activities and serves as a testament to Boudin's skill in capturing the charm and vitality of coastal life.

33 cm

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“Title: Eugene-Louis Boudin’s “”The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme””

Year Painted: 1879

Eugene-Louis Boudin’s “”The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme”” is a remarkable painting created in 1879. This artwork holds great significance in the realm of maritime and landscape art, showcasing Boudin’s exceptional talent for capturing the essence of a coastal scene and the interplay between land and water.

The painting portrays a picturesque lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, a charming coastal town in northern France. Boudin’s meticulous attention to detail and his skillful use of color and composition bring the scene to life, capturing the architectural intricacies of the lock, the shimmering water, and the surrounding landscape. The painting exudes a sense of tranquility, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the peaceful ambiance of the lock.

“”The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme”” is particularly special because it exemplifies Boudin’s ability to convey the harmonious relationship between man-made structures and the natural world. The artist’s keen observation of light and atmosphere, and his ability to capture the nuances of reflection and transparency, create a sense of depth and realism in the artwork.

This painting is highly regarded for its technical brilliance and its ability to transport the viewer to a specific place and time. It captures the bustling activity of the lock, where boats navigate the waterway and lock gates are operated. The painting allows us to glimpse into the maritime life of the era and appreciate the importance of these structures in facilitating trade and transportation.

“”The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme”” holds historical significance as well, as it represents Boudin’s ongoing exploration of the coastal region and his fascination with capturing the changing effects of light and weather. It showcases his skill in capturing the fleeting qualities of the natural world and his ability to evoke a sense of place and atmosphere.

Today, this painting remains highly valued and admired for its artistic mastery. Eugene-Louis Boudin’s “”The Lock at Saint-Valery-sur-Somme”” invites viewers to appreciate the beauty of the lock, to contemplate the peacefulness of the surrounding landscape, and to reflect on the timeless relationship between humanity and the natural world.”

Original size:
75 x 50 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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