Claude Monet painted Corner of the Garden at Montgeron in 1876. Department store magnate Ernest Hoschede commissioned Monet to paint four decorative panels for the interior of his grand new home, Chateau de Rottembourg at Montgeron.
Monet spent the summer there, finding motifs on the beautifully landscaped grounds and painting outdoors with bright spots of color in a wide range of tone. Despite his newly made fortune in department store speculation, Hoschede quickly fell into financial difficulty and was unable to pay for the paintings.
Continue to the next page to learn about Monet's Turkeys, a whimsical wildlife painting.