Boarding the Ship for New York by Auguste Loustaunau

  • This watercolor was composed by the French artist Louis Auguste Georges Loustaunau
  • Entitled Boarding the Ship for New York, it offers a glimpse into late 19th-century travel
  • Loustaunau's skills as an observer are clearly on display in the masterfully composed scene
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Louis Auguste Georges Loustaunau
1846-1898 | French

Boarding the Ship for New York

Signed "ALoustaunau" (lower right)
Watercolor on paper

This watercolor by the French artist Louis Auguste Georges Loustaunau offers a compelling glimpse into late 19th-century travel. Depicting a couple boarding a ship to New York City, the work brings to life the hustle and bustle of the shipyard while celebrating the majesty of the ocean liner. Loustaunau's skills as an observer are clearly on display, as he captures with a keen eye the movements of the ship's crew, as well as the details of the ship and luggage. In an era when global travel was just becoming accessible to the masses, such works would have resonated with a wide audience.

Born in 1846, Louis Auguste Georges Loustaunau studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under the tutelage of the greats Jean-Léon Gérôme and Eugène Barrias. He exhibited his first work at the Paris Salon in 1869; it was a landscape of Brittany that was typical of his output from that period. It wasn't until around 1875 when he abandoned landscapes and country scenes in favor of the genre subjects for which he would become best known. He joined the Société d'Aquarellistes Français in 1891; he died just a few short years later in Versailles in 1898. 

Paper: 45" high x 37" wide
Frame: 51 1/2" high x 54" wide
Boarding the Ship for New York by Auguste Loustaunau
Period: 1816-1918
Origin: France
Type: Paintings
Depth: 3.5 Inches
Width: 54.0 Inches
Height: 51.5 Inches
Style: Academic
Canvas Width: 37 Inches
Canvas Height: 45 Inches

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