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Jongkind left home for Paris in 184 6 and studied with both a marine painter (Eugene Isabey) and a figure painter (Fran~ois Picot).

His first commercial success was a series of ETCHINGS, Six Views of Holland (1862).

The arrangement of the picture space bears the mark of seventeenth-century Dutch seascape painting, with which Jongkind had been very familiar since his formative years with Andreas Schelfhout.

Faithful to this tradition, the artist builds a balanced composition based on contrasts: the geometrised verticality of the masts raised to varying heights offsets the fluidity of the clouds; the dark tones of the vessels stand out against the luminosity of the sky and the gleam of the water; and the loose technique of the sky contrasts with the precise draughtsmanship of the boats.

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He was a good man, very simple, speaking very bad French, and very shy . He asked to see my sketches, invited me to go to work with him, explained to me the how and why of his manner and completed the teachings I had received from Boudin.

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