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Charing Cross Bridge, London

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

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Beginning in September 1899, Claude Monet made almost one hundred paintings of the river Thames in London. These works show only three different views—Charing Cross Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, both painted from the Savoy Hotel; and the Houses of Parliament, painted from Saint Thomas’s Hospital. In the smoggy, industrial city, Monet challenged himself to capture effects of light seen through a dense atmospheric screen. Beyond the rectilinear skeleton of Charing Cross Bridge—reminiscent of bridges in Japanese prints, which the artist collected—rises the ghostlike silhouette of the Houses of Parliament.


On View, Gallery 243


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Claude Monet


Charing Cross Bridge, London


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Inscribed lower right: Claude Monet 1901


65 × 92.2 cm (25 5/8 × 36 5/16 in.)

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Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

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