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Autumn Effect at Argenteuil
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Autumn Effect at Argenteuil

1873

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Oil on canvas

Width: 74.5 cm ( canvas ); Height: 55 cm ( canvas ); Width: 94.5 cm ( frame ); Depth: 9.5 cm ( frame ); Height: 75.5 cm ( frame );

Inscription
Signed and dated, bottom right, Claude Monet / 73

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1932
P.1932.SC.274

About this work
Argenteuil, near Paris, was an expanding industrial centre, but Monet’s view of the town seems timeless. There is a factory chimney, but also a church tower.

The picture looks as if it was painted quickly outdoors, but in fact Monet reworked his initial painting considerably. You can still see where he scraped away layers of paint, probably with the handle of his brush, from the trees to the right. Presumably he thought the paint surface had become too thickly encrusted. (Permanent collection label)



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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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