Creuse Valley (Gray Day)


Valley of the Creuse (Gray Day), 1889
Claude Monet (French, Paris 18401926 Giverny)
Oil on canvas, Size: 65.1 x 92.4 cm (25 5/8 x 36 3/8 in.)
Signed (lower left): Claude Monet 89
Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection 1925, at Boston MFA #25.107

"This picture belongs to a group that Monet painted during his 1889 stay at Fresselines in the Massif Central region of France. It represents the convergence of two rivers, the Petite Creuse and the Grande Creuse, under the midday sun. Bright light casts every cranny and outcropping of rock into high relief and makes the river below sparkle with Monet's impasted strokes of white." (From info card) Monet has another painting of this exact view during a gray day.