Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville


Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville, about 1875
Claude Monet (French, Paris 18401926 Giverny)
Oil on canvas, Size: 60.6 x 81.6 cm (23 7/8 x 32 1/8 in.)
Signed (lower left) : Claude Monet 1882
Bequest of Anna Perkins Rogers 1921, at Boston MFA #21.1331

"A native of Normandy, Monet returned to paint the coastline throughout his career. In 1882 he spent six months there, along the English Channel, where this lonely house perched on a cliff caught his fancy. Built as lookout posts for customs agents during the Napoleonic wars, such structures were commonly used in the later 19th century as sheds for fishermen to store their nets. Monet turned out fourteen views of this particular shed during his stay." (From info card)