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Antibes

1888

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Oil on canvas

Width: 112 cm ( frame ); Depth: 11 cm ( frame ); Height: 85 cm ( frame ); Height: 65.5 cm ( canvas ); Width: 92.4 cm ( canvas );

Inscription
Signed, bottom left, recto, Claude Monet 88

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; bequest; 1948
P.1948.SC.276

About this work
Starting in early spring 1888, Monet spent several months painting in Antibes, in the south of France. He struggled with ever-changing weather conditions, but worked hard to convey the transitory effects of light and wind.

Here, Monet captured the intensity of Mediterranean light and colour by using strongly contrasting colours. He wrote: ‘What I bring back from here will be sweetness itself, white, pink and blue, all enveloped in this magical air.’ (Permanent collection label)



This work is on display
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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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