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Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil
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Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil

1874

Edouard Manet (1832 - 1883)

Oil on canvas

Height: 62.3 cm ( canvas ); Width: 103 cm ( canvas ); Height: 87 cm ( frame ); Width: 126 cm ( frame ); Depth: 10 cm ( frame );

Inscription
Signed, bottom left, recto, Manet '74

Acquisition
McLaren, Christopher (The Honourable); loan; 1997
LP.1997.XX.14

About this work
This painting is probably Manet’s closest approach to open-air Impressionism. It was partly painted outdoors during a summer visit to Claude Monet and his family.

Monet lived at Argenteuil, a rapidly developing town on the outskirts of Paris. His wife Camille and son Jean posed for the figures on the riverbank. Quick strokes of paint and bright colours vividly convey the summer light and ripples on the water. (Permanent collection label)



This work is on display
While we make every effort to ensure this information is correct, displays are subject to last-minute changes.



Copyright: © Private Collection. On long-term loan to The Courtauld Gallery, London

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