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The Steamboat, Seascape with Porpoises

Édouard Manet, French, 1832 - 1883

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
1868

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
32 1/16 x 39 1/2 inches (81.4 x 100.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1954-66-3

Credit Line:
Bequest of Anne Thomson in memory of her father, Frank Thomson, and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Clarke Thomson, 1954

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Label:
This broadly brushed painting is similar to two large canvases Manet made as a result of his 1864 trip to Boulogne, but a watercolor from one of Manet's 1868 sketchbooks suggests a later dating for this picture. The modern steamboat is juxtaposed with a carefully rendered sailing ship and a group of dolphins, a motif dating back to ancient art.

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