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Boats on the Shore at Calais
  • Louise-Eugène-Gabriel Isabey (1803 - 1886)
  • Boats on the Shore at Calais
  • France
  • 1851
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 61.5 x 90.7 cm
    Object size: 96.5 x 123 x 12.5 cm
  • Signature: 'E. Isabey / 1851'
  • P579
  • West Gallery II
Further Reading
  • Isabey had frequented the northern coast of France since the early 1820s when he was one of many French and English artists, including his friend Bonington, to paint marines inspired by the region. Isabey's art did not change greatly over the course of his career, and this, painted in 1851, is a late example of the genre.