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Claude Monet Paintings 1873-1878

Autumn in Argenteuil by Claude Monet

Claude Monet's Autumn in Argenteuil (22x29-1/2 inches) is an oil on canvas housed at the Courtauld Institute Gallery in London

Claude Monet painted Autumn in Argenteuil in 1873. The crisp color of the leaves of the trees that flank the banks of the Seine gave Monet the subject for this painting.

Throughout his career, Monet held an enduring fascination with the cycle of the seasons, and he sought to capture the natural changes of color, atmosphere, and light. Each change brought a new subject, such as here, where the flame-hued trees cast their image in a reflection on the water, an effect only seen in autumn.

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On the next page, discover The Poppy Field, near Argenteuil, another of Monet's stunning landscape paintings.

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