Eugène Boudin (1824–1898) - Circle of
Inscribed on reverse
Image Dimensions : 7½" x 11½" (19cm x 29cm)
Price : Sold
Eugène Boudin Biography
Born at Honfleur, he was the son of a harbor pilot, and at age 10 the young boy worked on a steamboat that ran between Le Havre and Honfleur. In 1835 the family moved to Le Havre, where Boudin's father opened a store for stationery and picture frames. Here the young Eugene worked, later opening his own small shop. Boudin's father had thus abandoned seafaring, and his son gave it up too, having no real vocation for it, though he preserved to his last days much of a sailor's character: frankness, accessibility, and open-heartedness.