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Spring in Giverny

Claude Monet

French, 1840–1926

Spring in Giverny

1890

In 1883, Monet moved to Giverny, a small village northwest of Paris, where he cultivated his famous garden and painted the surrounding countryside. Touches of green and white in the foreground of this image lead our eyes to a screen of trees, through which we can just make out the white walls of a house. By using richly varied brushstrokes and excluding distinct points of interest, Monet draws our attention to the color and texture of the painting’s surface.

Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 25 1/2 x 31 7/8 in. (64.8 x 81 cm) Frame: 35 3/4 x 42 x 3 3/8 in. (90.8 x 106.7 x 8.6 cm)
Object Number 1955.616
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1933
Status On View

Image Caption

Claude Monet, Spring in Giverny, 1890, Oil on canvas. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.616.

Bibliography

Lees, Sarah, ed. Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; New Haven and London: distributed by Yale University Press, 2012.

Provenance

The artist, sold to Durand-Ruel, Oct. 1890; [Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York, 1890–1933, sold to Clark, 20 June 1933]; Robert Sterling Clark (1933–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.

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