European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Manne-Porte, ÉtretatMade in France, Europe
Claude Monet, French, 1840 - 1926
Oil on canvas
Cat. 1051John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelMonet was impressed by the grandeur of the massive cleft cliff at Étretat, a natural monument along the Normandy coast. He emphasized its awesome isolation by painting the great vertical faces of the receding cliffs set against a sea that merges imperceptibly into the sky.
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