Frank Myers Boggs
"L'Entre du Port de Marseilles"
Oil on canvas
17 x 21 inches
Signed lower left
Provenance: Private Collection, New York
Boggs’ deep love of France is evident in each of his distinctive paintings of its streets, ports, and monuments. In our painting, L’Entrée du Port de Marseilles, Boggs demonstrates his command of changing atmospheric and lighting effects, echoing the work of the French Impressionist painters such as Eugène Boudin and Claude Monet. A habitual painter of the subtle grays of Parisian street life, Boggs used this canvas as an opportunity to indulge in vibrant colors, and strong, clear light, and in this way truly captures the mood of the Mediterranean port.