Artist: Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 31 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (80 x 60.3 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Julia W. Emmons, 1956
Accession Number: 56.135.1
The footpath winding through the poppy field at bottom right points the way toward the church tower at Vétheuil, the village northwest of Paris where Monet set up house in 1878. Although the landscape appears continuous, the artist painted this view from an island in the Seine River; the water is obscured by a stand of poplars. Monet depicted the area around Vétheuil extensively during the summer of 1880, creating a remarkably varied array of scenes. Three other examples may be found in the Metropolitan’s collection.