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.

Date:

1901

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

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

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 243

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Charing Cross Bridge, London

Origin

France

Date

1901

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: Claude Monet 1901

Dimensions

65 × 92.2 cm (25 5/8 × 36 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1150

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