On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1868

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

Here Claude Monet’s future wife, Camille Doncieux, sits on an island in the Seine River, looking toward the hamlet of Gloton, next to the town of Bennecourt, from which she and Monet have presumably rowed. This is the only painting to survive from the brief period that the couple spent in Gloton, which the novelist Émile Zola recommended to Monet as a cheap rural retreat that was easily accessible from Paris. Pentimenti (underpainting) suggest that in an early stage of the painting, Camille held a bonneted child, presumably the couple’s baby, Jean.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 201

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt

Origin

France

Date

1868

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower left: Cl. Monet / 1868

Dimensions

81.5 × 100.7 cm (32 1/16 × 39 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1922.427

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