Depicting the port of Fécamp, in Seine-Maritime in Upper Normandy, the present work is a stunning and graceful testament to Boudin’s favourite subject and to his mature style. Following the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, there was a struggle to understand and define the new national identity within France, and this struggle very much informed Boudin’s artistic pursuits. DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 44.5 x 63.5 cm/ 17.5 x 25.0 ins SIGNATURE: Signed ‘E. Boudin’ (lower left) MEDIUM: Oil on canvas