Support the acquisition of the painting “L’Escaut près d’Anvers, soleil couchant” !

Support the acquisition of Jongkind’s work!

This year, to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the musée des impressionnismes Giverny decided to acquire this work related to the exhibition Impressionism and the Sea.

Until November 3, 2024, become a patron of the work L’Escaut près d’Anvers, Soleil couchant [L’Escaut near Antwerp, Sunset] (1866) by Johan Barthold Jongkind.
The goal is to collect €30,000 in 6 months.

Thanks to your support, the work joins an etching created by the artist on the same theme, already present in the museum collection.

The musée des impressionnisms Giverny is eligible for deductible sponsorship for patrons domiciled in France (companies and individuals).

Once you have selected how you want to donate, you can choose the amount.

For each donation over €50, the museum will send you a selection of surprise gifts.

Thank you for your support !


Brochure (in French only)

The work’s story

Jongkind was trained in drawing and watercolor in The Hague. He was quickly recognized by the French artistic community as an promising artist. He was admitted to the Salon in 1848, and was rewarded several times. In 1866, Jongkind stayed in Antwerp, where he multiplied his studies in pencil, sketching the cathedral, the water and the sailors.

This spectacular Setting Sun captured at the entrance to Antwerp, on the Scheldt, reflects all of Jongkind’s talent. Describing the river and its ships, he renders the twilight atmosphere of the maritime expanse, where the sky merges with the water. As a friend of Boudin and Monet, Jongkind was attached to luminous effects, which he reproduced in 1868 in an engraving, The Setting Sun, Port of Antwerp (etching, Giverny, musée des impressionnismes).

Jongkind liked to spend hours sitting in a small boat drawing on the Scheldt. The work Setting sun bears witness to this, with a low horizon which suggests that the painter is indeed on the water, as close as possible to the movements of light on the river. In many ways, this Setting Sun announces Impression, soleil levant by Claude Monet, dated 1872 (Paris, Musée Marmottan Monet).

Jongkind kept this painting throughout his life before it was sold after his death at an auction in Paris in December 1891.

Further information

Charlène Potier
Patronage manager
Tel : +332 32 51 45 02