Claude Monet - The Garden at Vetheuil 1881

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Claude Monet - The Garden at Vetheuil 1881

The Garden at Vetheuil 1881
100x81cm oil/canvas
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena:
The years Monet spent at a rented pink house in V├ętheuil were among the most difficult of his life. The market for his work had collapsed; his wife fell ill and died; his servants all quit. And yet the pictures Monet painted there, in his lush, sunny garden, conceived as an outdoor studio, are among the most exuberant of his career. This view of a path shaded by sunflowers and dotted with nasturtiums likely served as a preparatory sketch for a larger canvas today in the National Gallery of Art. Less rigorously finished than the subsequent picture, this one retains the freedom and spontaneity of a work painted quickly outdoors.