View of Vétheuil, 1880
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)
Oil on canvas; 31 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (80 x 60.3 cm)
Bequest of Julia W. Emmons, 1956 (56.135.1)
During summer 1880, Monet painted twenty-six views of the area around the village of Vétheuil. Six were painted from the Île Saint-Martin, one of the many nearby islands in the Seine. In this example, Vétheuil may be seen in the background. In 1881, Monet returned to the site and painted the view twice more.