Le Bateau goudronné1873
Édouard Manet painted this scene in 1873 while on a visit to Berck-sur-Mer, France, a fishing village on the Channel coast, with his family. Without a port to shelter their boats, fishermen in Berck beached their vessels in the sand along the water. Here, they are applying flaming tar to a boat to protect it from dampness while they are ashore.
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