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.
- Claude Monet
- The Artist's House at Argenteuil
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed, lower right: Claude Monet
- 60.2 × 73.3 cm (23 11/16 × 28 7/8 in.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection