Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil
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 );
Signed, bottom left & recto, Manet '74
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.
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Copyright: © Private Collection. On long-term loan to The Courtauld Gallery, London