Claude Monet painted Low Tide at Pourville near Dieppe in 1882. Early that year, he traveled to the coastal town Pourville to paint the rising cliffs that bordered the sea. Later in the year he returned with his family.
Throughout the decade, Monet made journeys in pursuit of subjects to paint, choosing a location, establishing a temporary residence, and using his time to observe a site from different points of view and at different times of day to study the volatile effects of nature.
Claude Monet continued to sojourn through the rolling hills of Pourville into the winter. See his cool-toned painting Cabin of the Customs Watch in the next section.