European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
The Steamboat, Seascape with PorpoisesMade in France, Europe
Édouard Manet, French, 1832 - 1883
Oil on canvas
Currently not on view
1954-66-3Bequest of Anne Thomson in memory of her father, Frank Thomson, and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Clarke Thomson, 1954
LabelThis 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.