In the 1830s, Dupré helped to transmit the influence of the English landscape tradition to France. During the last two decades of his life he concentrated on marine painting, acquiring a house at Cayeux-sur-Mer on the Normandy coast where he stayed annually for this purpose. His late paintings are characterized by low horizons, intense colors, and thickly applied paint. Here, the golden sun silhouettes fishing boats on a calm sea.


  • Title: Sunset on the Coast
  • Creator: Jules Dupré (French, 1811-1889)
  • Date Created: ca. 1870-75
  • 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, between 1884 and 1889 [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] At lower right: Jules Dupré; [Label] Label on reverse of M. Deforge-Carpentier, Paris, Artists' Supplies
  • 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., 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., Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998., Setting Sail: Drawings of the Sea from WAM. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2011.
  • Dimensions: H: 29 3/16 x W: 23 15/16 in. (74.1 x 60.8 cm); Framed H: 44 1/4 x W: 39 x D: 8 1/2 in. (112.4 x 99.06 x 21.59 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1884-89
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.12

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