The Parc Monceau

Claude Monet French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 818

Monet painted six views of the Parc Monceau: three in 1876 and three in 1878. In this canvas, the disposition of light and shade in the foreground, the patterns of the leaves, and the broad contours beginning to develop in areas of strong contrast suggest that Monet had already begun to experiment with the boldly two-dimensional motifs that would characterize his work of the 1880s and 1890s.

This painting was seized by the Nazis from Alfred Lindenbaum, later Lindon (1867–1948), in Paris in 1940 and was restituted to the Lindon family by the Commission de Récupération Artistique in 1946.

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The Parc Monceau, Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny), Oil on canvas

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