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.
- Claude Monet
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed lower left: Claude Monet 1901
- 90.2 × 93.4 cm (35 1/2 × 36 3/4 in.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection