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Manne-Porte, Étretat

Claude Monet, French, 1840 - 1926

Made in France, Europe


Oil on canvas

25 3/4 × 32 inches (65.4 × 81.3 cm) Framed: 39 1/4 × 45 × 5 inches (99.7 × 114.3 × 12.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 252, European Art 1850-1900, second floor (Toll Gallery)

Accession Number:
Cat. 1051

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Monet 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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