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Vernon in the Sun (Vernon, soleil)

Claude Monet

European Art

On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor
In 1894 Monet returned to a subject he had depicted ten years earlier: the church of Notre-Dame looming over the townscape of Vernon in northern France. Monet often systematically created a series of works on the same subject, and he painted a number of versions of this view from the opposite bank of the Seine at different times of the day to record varying effects of light and atmosphere. In this instance, hazy sunshine blurs the Gothic church’s carved details as well as the distinction between architecture and foliage, river and bank. Monet thickly and uniformly brushed undifferentiated strokes of pale purple, pink, blue, and green across his canvas, creating a dry, encrusted surface.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1894
    DIMENSIONS 26 x 37 7/16 in. (66 x 95.1 cm) frame: 34 3/4 x 44 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (88.3 x 112.4 x 5.4 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower left: "Claude Monet 94"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Helen L. Babbott and Frank L. Babbott
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    CAPTION Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Vernon in the Sun (Vernon, soleil), 1894. Oil on canvas, 26 x 37 7/16 in. (66 x 95.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Helen L. Babbott and Frank L. Babbott, 22.59
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