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Étretat: The Beach and the Falaise d'Amont

At seascape rendered in pastel tones. At right, boats line a pink shore underneath a tall cliff. At left, a single red sailboat floats in blue water.
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  • At seascape rendered in pastel tones. At right, boats line a pink shore underneath a tall cliff. At left, a single red sailboat floats in blue water.

Date:

1885

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

Claude Monet arrived in Étretat, on the Normandy coast, with his two sons, his companion, Alice Hoschedé, and her six children for a working vacation in mid-September 1885. By the time he left in mid-December he had initiated 51 canvases, many of which he reworked back at his studio in Giverny. The majority feature the rock formations that flank the bay of Étretat. These subjects proved to be among Monet’s most precipitous and enchanting: the location was as physically dangerous to navigate as it was sublime to behold. Étretat: The Beach and the Falaise d’Amont is the most finished of four canvases depicting this particular promontory.

Status

On View, Gallery 240

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Étretat: The Beach and the Falaise d'Amont

Origin

France

Date

1885

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: Claude Monet

Dimensions

69.3 × 66.1 cm (27 1/4 × 26 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John H. (Anne R.) Winterbotham in memory of John H. Winterbotham; Joseph Winterbotham Collection

Reference Number

1964.204

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