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Claude Monet Paintings 1861-1874

La Grenouillere by Claude Monet

Claude Monet's La Grenouillere (29-3/8x39-1/4 inches) is an oil on canvas housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Claude Monet's La Grenouillere (29-3/8x39-1/4 inches) is an oil on canvas housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Claude Monet painted La Grenouillere in 1869. La Grenouillere was a floating cafe built on a raft linked by a ramp to the Ile de Croissy on the Seine. To paint this popular resting place for boaters, Monet sat by his easel alongside that of his friend Pierre-Auguste Renoir. While Renoir concentrated on the activities of the pleasure seekers, Monet's sole interest was the sparkling effect of light reflected on the water.

On the next page, see Monet's Landscape Near Zaandam, another of the artist's marine paintings.

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