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Eugène Boudin (1824-1898)
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Eugène Boudin (1824-1898)

Le rivage de Villerville

Details
Eugène Boudin (1824-1898)
Le rivage de Villerville
signed, dated and inscribed 'E. Boudin 93. Villerville' (lower right)
oil on canvas
19 ¼ x 29 3/8 in. (49 x 74.5 cm.)
Painted in 1893
Provenance
Frederic Bonner, New York; Estate sale, American Art Association, New York, 24 January 1912, lot 32.
Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York (acquired at the above sale).
Acquired from the above by the late owners, June 1949.
Literature
R.L. Benjamin, Eugène Boudin, New York, 1937, p. 191 (titled Cliffs at Villerville).
"Boudin Catches Flavor of France at Peace," Art Digest, vol. XVI, November 1941, p. 13 (illustrated; titled Cliffs at Villerville).
R. Schmit, Eugène Boudin, Paris, 1973, vol. III, p. 231, no. 3204 (illustrated).
M. Potter et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: European Works of Art, New York, 1984, vol. I, p. 135, no. 37 (illustrated, p. 134; titled Cliffs at Villerville).
Exhibited
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Eugène Boudin, January-February 1929, no. 13 (dated 1896).
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Exhibition of Paintings by Eugène Boudin, October-November 1933, no. 14 (titled Falaises de Villerville).
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Exhibition of Paintings by Eugène Boudin, October-November 1941, no. 8 (titled Falaises de Villerville).
New York, Wildenstein & Co, Inc., From Paris to the Sea Down the River Seine, January-February 1943, no. 69 (titled Villerville).
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Paintings by Eugène Boudin, February 1948, no. 1 (titled Falaises de Villerville).
New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, 19th and 20th Century French Paintings, March 1949 (illustrated, pl. XIII; titled Falaises de Villerville).
New York, Findlay Galleries, Art Seldom Seen, Masterpieces from Private Collections, March 1974 (illustrated; titled Falaises de Villerville).
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"Peggy had always liked Boudin, perhaps in part because her mother's great friend, Mrs. Robert Fowler, had two or three of them in her house in Katonah, New York, where Peggy grew up. Peggy's mother subsequently bought one as well so we had a sentimental attachment to Boudin's work. Thus when this painting became available through the Durand-Ruel Gallery in New York, Peggy was immediately drawn to it and we bought it. It hangs today in the entrance hall at 65th Street." —David Rockefeller

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