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Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil

European Art
painting
Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Claude Monet
French, 1840–1926

Date

1873

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

2000.205

Dimensions

21 3/8 x 28 7/8 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 207

Description

Claude Monet executed this painting of the Seine near Argenteuil, northwest of Paris, shortly after his arrival there in 1871—likely from the small boat he had converted into a floating studio. He included the Château Michelet and other recognizable architectural landmarks. The small, delicate brushstrokes identify this work as belonging to the “high” phase of Impressionism.

The brilliant colors of Monet’s landscape are mirrored in the water below, resulting in a remarkable symmetry that makes it difficult to distinguish between the reflections and their sources.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Forward Arts Foundation, The Buisson Foundation, Eleanor McDonald Storza Estate, Frances Cheney Boggs Estate, Katherine John Murphy Foundation, and High Museum of Art Enhancement Fund