Albert Edelfelt went to study abroad, first to Antwerp and then in 1874 to Paris, with the express intent of becoming a painter of historical scenes. Towards the end of the 1870s, however, his ideals changed: he became a friend of Jules Bastien-Lepage and an advocate of plein-air realism.


  • Title: Boys Playing on the Shore
  • Creator: Albert Edelfelt
  • Date Created: 1884
  • Physical Dimensions: w107.5 x h90 cm (without frame)
  • Inventory number: A III 1755
  • Dimensions: 90 x 107.5 cm
  • Collection: Ahlström Collection
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Ateneum Art Museum, Ahlström Collection, http://www.fng.fi/informationandresearch/photographicservice
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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