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oil on canvas
60.0 × 81.0 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1937
© Pubic Domain
Gallery location
Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Vétheuil, a farming community on the river Seine, midway between Paris and Rouen, had only 622 inhabitants when Claude Monet moved there in April 1878. Throughout 1878 and 1879 Monet painted many views in and around Vétheuil, observing the town’s various aspects across the changing months, as seasonal light brought differing effects to its architecture and setting. Monet’s virtuoso manipulation of shimmering, iridescent hues imparts a summery, lyrical feel to this quintessentially Impressionist painting.