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Snow at Argenteuil

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Painted not far from his house in Argenteuil, and likely begun outdoors, this work demonstrates Monet's interest in the changing effects of light and weather. Primed with a light-gray ground, the canvas can be seen through some of the thinly applied brushstrokes, while quick dabs of pigment and...

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Inscription

Lower left: Claude Monet

Provenance

April 29, 1890, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 305) [see note 1]; July 4, 1890, sold by Durand-Ruel to Annette (Anna) Perkins Rogers (b. 1840 - d. 1920), Boston [see note 2]; 1921, bequest of Anna Perkins Rogers to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 7, 1921) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from Durand-Ruel, Paris, to the MFA (1962). [2] The letter from Durand-Ruel (see above, n. 1) gives the date of the painting's sale to "Mr. P. Rogers" as June 14, but a dated receipt in the MFA object file confirms that it was sold to Miss [Anna] P. Rogers on July 4, 1890.

Credit Line

Bequest of Anna Perkins Rogers

about 1874

Dimensions

54.6 x 73.7 cm (21 1/2 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

21.1329

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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