In September 1908, when the season to paint in the water garden had ended, Claude Monet and his wife Alice took a holiday in Venice. Hard work -- at his advancing age -- took its toll on his health. Monet was exhausted and experiencing difficulty with his eyesight.
But, within a week of his arrival, he began to paint the famous churches along the canal in the soft vaporous atmosphere that cast pink and blue shadows on the white facades, seen here in The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.
Gondola in Venice by Claude Monet was not released for exhibition until 1912. Click to the next section to find out why there was a delay in showing Monet's Gondola in Venice.