The Port of Boulogne by Moonlight

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Ed. Manet. Clair de lune sur le port de Boulogne.jpg

The Port of Boulogne by Moonlight or Moonlight over the Port of Boulogne (French - Le Clair de lune sur le port de Boulogne) is an 1868 work by Édouard Manet. The work is now in the Musée d'Orsay.[1]

Historical and astronomical research has demonstrated that it was produced about midnight on the night of 3-4 August 1868 from a window of the Hôtel Folkestone on the quay at Boulogne-sur-Mer during one of the artist's regular summer stays in the town.[2] It shows a fishing boat returning at night, watched by the fishermen's wives. Its shadows and light pay tribute to the work of Rembrandt.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catalogue entry".
  2. ^ Donald W. Olson (trad. Janet Borg), « Clair de lune sur le port de Boulogne Une enquête sur un tableau de Manet », L'Astronomie, no 98, octobre 2016, p. 40-45
  3. ^ "Joconde entry".