The Kearsarge at Boulogne
|The Kearsarge at Boulogne|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||81.6 cm × 100 cm (32.1 in × 39 in)|
|Location||Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York|
The Kearsarge at Boulogne is an oil-on-canvas painting by Édouard Manet completed in 1864. It depicts the Union cruiser USS Kearsarge, victor of the Battle of Cherbourg over the rebel privateer CSS Alabama. The painting is owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Although he had not witnessed the battle, Manet visited Cherbourg one month after and painted a watercolour portrait of Kearsarge, now exhibited in Dijon. The oil painting was probably based on this watercolour.
Manet later painted an account of the battle itself, The Battle of the Kearsarge and the Alabama.
- The "Kearsarge" at Boulogne, Metropolitan Museum of Art website
- Manet and the American Civil War : the battle of the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the C.S.S. Alabama, Issued in connection with an exhibition held June 3 - August 17, 2003, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York