Artist: Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 29 3/8 x 39 1/4 in. (74.6 x 99.7 cm)
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.112
During the summer of 1869, Monet and Renoir set up their easels at La Grenouillère, a boating and bathing resort on the Seine River, not far from Paris. Monet noted on September 25, "I do have a dream, a painting, the baths of La Grenouillère, for which I have made some bad sketches, but it is only a dream. Renoir, who has just spent two months here, also wants to do this painting." Among their various depictions of the subject, this composition closely resembles one by Renoir in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.