Beaverbrook Art GalleryFebruary 1, 20180 Comments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Holidays Bring a Special Gift to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Fredericton, New Brunswick, February 1, 2018 – The Beaverbrook Art Gallery announced today the acquisition of a major work by the French master Eugène Boudin (1824 – 1898). The painting, Le Port de Saint-Valery – Clair de Lune (1891) ("Port of Saint-Valery – Moonlight"), was donated by Dr. Lucinda Flemer of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and was officially accepted as a donation at a meeting of the Gallery’s Board of Governors in December.
The painting depicts one of the maritime scenes for which the artist is best known. It shows a view of the port of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France, bathed in moonlight. This acquisition marks the fourth Boudin painting to be acquired into the Gallery’s…