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Entrance to the Village of Vétheuil in Winter

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In Vétheuil, a town farther down the Seine than Argenteuil and hence still untouched by signs of modernity, Monet painted no suburban gardens or sailboat regattas. A sweep of country road leading into the village, bordered by messy stretches of grasses and weeds sodden with melting snow, takes...

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Lower right: Claude Monet


February 1880, sold by the artist to M. Bascle, Paris. 1890, Charles Bonnemaison Bascle, Paris; May 3, 1890, Bonnemaison Bascle sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 33, to Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Paris, for 1,020 fr.; sold by Boussod, Valdon et Cie. to Williams and Everett, Boston; 1891, sold by Williams and Everett to James M. Prendergast (d. 1899), Boston; 1899, by inheritance to his sister, Julia C. Prendergast, Boston; 1921, gift of Julia C. Prendergast to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1921)

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Gift of Julia C. Prendergast in memory of her brother, James Maurice Prendergast



60.6 x 81 cm (23 7/8 x 31 7/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas