Jules Dupré's restless seascapes reveal the artist's interest in nature at its most dramatic, often depicting sunsets or scenes in which storm clouds gather and waves are whipped into action by the wind. This artist, one of the chief members of the Barbizon school, employs a low horizon line and exhibits his characteristic varied atmospheric effects. This style would later garner him much admiration in Impressionist circles.


  • Title: At Sea
  • Creator: Jules Dupré (French, 1811-1889)
  • Date Created: ca. 1870
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Jules Dupré (French, 1811-1889)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore, prior to 1884 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: oil paintings
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Lower left: Jules Dupré
  • Exhibitions: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016., The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. 2008-2009., Artful Deception: The Craft of the Forger. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City; Portland Museum of Art, Portland; The Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester; The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport. 1987-1992., The Works of Antoine-Louis Barye. American Art Gallery (New York), New York. 1889-1890., The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005., Setting Sail: Drawings of the Sea from WAM. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2011.
  • Dimensions: H: 32 3/16 x W: 25 7/8 in. (81.8 x 65.7 cm); Framed H: 48 1/8 x W: 42 1/8 x D: 8 in. (122.24 x 107 x 20.32 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, before 1884
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.135

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