Sandvika, Norway

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1895

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

Claude Monet’s trip to Norway in 1895 was perhaps the most physically taxing of all his many painting campaigns. Touring the country with his stepson Jacques Hoschedé, who lived in Christiania (now Oslo), he was awestruck but initially frustrated in his search for good motifs amid the snow. Nevertheless, he painted 29 Norwegian scenes during a two-month stay. These included at least six views of Sandvika, a village near Christiania whose iron bridge may have reminded Monet of the Japanese bridge at his home in Giverny.

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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Sandvika, Norway

Origin

France

Date

1895

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower left: Claude Monet 95

Dimensions

73.4 × 92.5 cm (28 7/8 × 36 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Bruce Borland

Reference Number

1961.790

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