Entrée du port du Havre
Entrance to the Port of Harve
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863)
Berlandi 203; Sanchez 107 only state
Overall: 33.8 × 45.2 cm (13 5/16 × 17 13/16 in.) Sheet: 22.5 × 28.2 cm (8 7/8 × 11 1/8 in.) Image: 17.2 × 25.2 cm (6 3/4 × 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A storm has just passed.To the left is a castle built on the edge of the sea. Waves created by the storm are battering the castle walls. To the right of the castle and behind it is a masted ship that has been battered by the sea during the storm. In front are four men in a small skiff who are using their oars to stay afloat.
On the right in the background is another structure and a masted ship. Two birds are in the air.
Although the storm clouds over the castle are very dark; on the right they are breaking. Light from the sun appears at the horizon on the right.
in stone: just below image l.l. H. Vernet (there is a small e above the period after the H; l.r. Lith. de G. Engelmann; b.c. Entrée òu port du Hâvre; t.cP.46.; VERSO c. 9.5 cm upinside and around the edge of an oval MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON MASS, inside is a smaller oval with 28308
PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 11/1/1920 [exact to month]
Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis