Vétheuil

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1901

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

Claude Monet’s series of 15 canvases depicting the village of Vétheuil, 7 miles from his home in Giverny, dates from July 1901. During that summer, the artist and his family rented a small riverside house in Lavacourt, across the Seine River from Vétheuil, to escape the heat. The Vétheuil series shows the view across the river from Monet’s balcony at various times of day. This painting depicts midday, and the one at right represents sunset. As he did for numerous works, beginning with the canvases for the series Mornings on the Seine, he used a nearly square canvas, so that the decorative effect takes precedence over the details of the scene itself.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 243

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Vétheuil

Origin

France

Date

1901

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: Claude Monet 1901

Dimensions

90.2 × 93.4 cm (35 1/2 × 36 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1933.447

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