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A landscape scene with a body of water and row of houses.

A landscape scene rendered with loose brushwork. A body of water, painted in teals, blues, grays, and whites, comprises the fore- and middleground. Islets upon which grow green bushes, dot the water. On the far bank at the left is an open green pasture; at right is a row of cream-colored houses, with brown and slate gray roofs. Dark green trees of varying heights stand alongside and in front of the structures.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Claude Monet, French (Paris, France 1840 - 1926 Giverny, France)
View of the Seine, Lavacourt
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Seine at Lavacourt / La Seine à Lavacourt
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
61 x 81.3 cm (24 x 32 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: Claude Monet 80


Recorded Ownership History
Durand-Ruel, 1891.
Peter Chardon Brooks, to daughter Mrs. Richard M. Saltonstall.
Mrs. Richard Saltonstall, from father Peter Chardon Brooks, to son Leverett Saltonstall. George Seligmann notes this painting in her home, December 1943

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et Catalogue Raisonné, La Bibliothèque des Arts (Lausanne, Switzerland, 1974 - 1991), p. 346, no. 540, repr. in b/w
  • Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 120; repr. as no. 347
  • Eric M. Rosenberg and Miriam Stewart, The Harvest of 1830: The Barbizon Legacy, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 21-22
  • The Maurice Wertheim Collection and Selected Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1990), repr. in color no. 7, p. 45
  • Michael Clarke and Richard Thomson, Monet: The Seine and the Sea 1878-1883, exh. cat., National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland, 2003), no. 29, repr. in color

Exhibition History

  • The Maurice Wertheim Collection and Selected Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 03/01/1990 - 04/10/1990; Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 04/14/1990 - 05/13/1990
  • The Harvest of 1830: the Barbizon Legacy, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/25/1990 - 10/21/1990
  • Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000
  • Monet: The Seine and the Sea, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 08/02/2003 - 10/26/2003

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