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Inscription

lower right: E. Boudin 1887

Provenance

Durand-Ruel family, Paris; acquired after 1942 by (Sam Salz, New York); sold 1959 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1983 to NGA.[2]

Exhibition History
1888
Salon of 1888, Paris, no. 321, as Le bateau pilote.
1960
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture Collected by Yale Alumni: An Exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1960, no. 44, repro., as La Sortie du Havre.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 20, repro
1986
Gifts to the Nation: Selected Acquisitions from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986, unnumbered checklist
1989
Paintings by Eugène Boudin from the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1989, no cat.
2005
La mar de arte. Una travesia por la historia de la navegació a vela (Art Galore. An exploration into the History of Sailing), IVAM, Valencia, 2005-2006, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
2007
Eugène Boudin at the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007, no cat.
2007
Eugene Boudin, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 2007-2008, no cat.
Bibliography
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 62, repro.