Eugene Boudin/Maritime Art
Port de Camaret, 1872.
Eugene Boudin first visited Trouville (northwestern France) in 1861 or 1862 and returned there every summer for the rest of his life. In the early nineteenth century Trouville had developed from a quiet fishing port into a fashionable bathing place for the aristocracy and Parisian bourgeoisie, la reine des plages, with grand hotels and a Casino. 
Beach Scene at Trouville, 1863.
Oil on wood, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon.