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Morning on the Seine, near Giverny

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Monet traveled as far north as Norway and as far south as Venice to look for different motifs, but he always returned to the places he knew best. He painted the river Seine in Paris, Argenteuil, Vétheuil, and where it emptied into the English Channel. He turned to it again in 1896 and 1897...

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Inscription

Lower left: Claude Monet 97

Provenance

June 18, 1909, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 9102) [see note 1]; 1909, from Durand-Ruel, Paris to Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 3328); October 22, 1909, sold by Durand-Ruel, New York to James Viles, Chicago; March 1, 1911, sold by Viles to Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 3418); March 7, 1911, sold by Durand-Ruel to Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz (Henrietta Goddard Wigglesworth) (b. 1847 - d. 1927), Boston; 1911, gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 6, 1911) NOTES: [1] The provenance information was provided in a letter from Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris, to the MFA (April 18, 1962; in MFA curatorial file).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

1897

Dimensions

81.3 x 92.7 cm (32 x 36 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1261

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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Paintings