Rocks at Port-Goulphar, Belle-Île

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1886

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

Belle-Ile, a small island off the southern shore of Brittany, was known for its dramatic cliffs, rock formations, and grottoes. As he often did, Claude Monet misjudged the time he would need to explore and capture the beauty of the place, which he variously called “lugubrious,” “terrifying,” and “very beautiful.” He came for two weeks and stayed for more than two months. This canvas is one of a group depicting the frieze of rock formations known as Port-Goulphar.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 240

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Rocks at Port-Goulphar, Belle-Île

Origin

France

Date

1886

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: Claude Monet 86

Dimensions

66 × 81.8 cm (26 × 32 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey B. Borland

Reference Number

1964.210

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