Claude Monet

Rock Needle Seen through the Porte d'Aval, Étretat

1886
In late 1885 Monet took up residence in Étretat, a small fishing village and resort town on the Normandy coast, where he likely began this painting. He later shipped it with some fifty other canvases to his Giverny studio where he continued work, signing it in 1886. The lighting and tide conditions correspond to late afternoon, as the sun sets behind the cliff.
Artist
Title
Rock Needle Seen through the Porte d'Aval, Étretat
Date
1886
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
65.2 x 92.1 cm
Nationality
French
Credit line
Gift from the Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Collection, Montreal, 2009
Rights
Photo © NGC
Accession number
43002

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