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The Artist's House at Argenteuil

Among potted flowers and lush foliage, a tiny child in a white dress plays with a hoop. A woman peers at the child from an ivy-covered building at right.
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  • Among potted flowers and lush foliage, a tiny child in a white dress plays with a hoop. A woman peers at the child from an ivy-covered building at right.

Date:

1873

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

Claude Monet and his family lived at Argenteuil, outside Paris, from 1871 to 1878. Here he depicted his five- or six-year-old son, Jean, playing with a hoop and his wife, Camille, standing in the doorway of their vine-covered house. The pleasant weather and neatly kept garden, a forerunner of the artist’s celebrated garden at Giverny, give a sense of tranquility and well-being to this painting. This was a period of financial security for Monet thanks to recent sales of his work to the Paris art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel.

Status

On View, Gallery 201

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

The Artist's House at Argenteuil

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1873

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower right: Claude Monet

Dimensions

60.2 × 73.3 cm (23 11/16 × 28 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1153

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