Garden at Sainte-Adresse  1867

by Claude Monet

Monet spent the summer of 1867 with his family at Sainte-Adresse, a seaside resort near Le Havre. It was there that he painted this buoyant, sunlit scene of contemporary leisure, enlisting his father (shown seated in a panama hat) and other relatives as models. By adopting an elevated viewpoint and painting the terrace, sea, and sky as three distinct bands of high-keyed co...
98.1 × 129.9 cm (38.6 × 51.1 in)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art