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Charing Cross Bridge (overcast day), 1900  1900

by Claude Monet

Coal dust combined with naturally damp weather in the 19th century to create near twilit conditions in London, even at midday. Seated on the balcony of his hotel room overlooking the Thames, Monet produced thirty-five views of Charing Cross Bridge in September of 1899, using the city’s polluted atmosphere to poetic ends. Glittering reflections of yellow sunlight dapple the...
60.6 x 91.5 cm (23 7/8 x 36 in.)
Oil on Canvas
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