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Seacoast at Trouville

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A single tree, deformed by the constant buffeting of onshore winds, is the central motif of this painting by Monet. Because the horizon line is effaced in a haze of creamy blue strokes, there is no sense of recession into the distance. Such an abstract field behind the tree deprives it of...

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Inscription

Lower right: 81. Claude Monet

Provenance

By June 1882, possibly sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris, France; August 1883, sold by Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, France. By 1888, Leroux, Paris; February 27-28, 1888, sold at Leroux sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, no. 61, and bought by Durand-Ruel, Paris; 1888, most likely sold by Durand-Ruel to Mrs. Catholina Lambert, Paterson, NJ; February 28, 1899, sold by Mrs. Catholina Lambert to Durand-Ruel, New York; from 1899 through 1907, with Durand-Ruel, New York, no. 2122; April 13, 1907, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to John Pickering Lyman, Portsmouth, N.H.; 1907 John Pickering Lyman, Portsmouth, NH (d. 1914); 1914, after his death, inherited by Miss Theodora Lyman (d. 1919); 1919, gift of Theodora Lyman. (Accession Date: September 18, 1919)

Credit Line

The John Pickering Lyman Collection—Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman

1881

Dimensions

60.7 x 81.3 cm (23 7/8 x 32 in.)

Accession Number

19.1314

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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