The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil

Artist: Édouard Manet (French, Paris 1832–1883 Paris)

Date: 1874

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 24 x 39 1/4 in. (61 x 99.7 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Joan Whitney Payson, 1975

Accession Number: 1976.201.14

Description

In July and August 1874 Manet vacationed at his family’s house in Gennevilliers, just across the Seine from Monet at Argenteuil. The two painters saw each other often that summer, and on a number of occasions they were joined by Renoir. While Manet was painting this picture of Monet with his wife Camille and their son Jean, Monet painted Manet at his easel (location unknown). Renoir, who arrived just as Manet was beginning to work, borrowed paint, brushes, and canvas, positioned himself next to Manet, and painted Madame Monet and Her Son (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.).

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