Waterloo Bridge, Gray Weather

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1900

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

If not for the fog, Claude Monet once remarked, “London wouldn’t be a beautiful city. It’s the fog that gives it its magnificent breadth.” While working on his London series, he rose early every day to paint Waterloo Bridge in the morning, moving on to Charing Cross Bridge at midday and in the afternoon. He observed both motifs from his fifth-floor window at the Savoy Hotel. The Art Institute’s two Waterloo Bridge paintings are dated 1900 and 1903, but both were likely begun in 1900 and dated only when Monet felt that they were finished. He worked on all of his London paintings in his studio in Giverny, refusing to send any of them to his dealer until he was satisfied with them as an ensemble.

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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Waterloo Bridge, Gray Weather

Origin

France

Date

1900

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, l.l.: "Claude Monet"

Dimensions

65.4 × 92.6 cm (25 3/4 × 36 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Mortimer B. Harris

Reference Number

1984.1173

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