Spring in Giverny

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.


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.

Claude Monet

French, 1840–1926

Spring in Giverny


Oil on canvas

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)

Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1933