The Green Wave  1867

by Claude Monet

When this early seascape debuted at the 1879 Impressionist exhibition, one critic remarked that it was "directly influenced by [url=]Manet[/url]." The handling of paint and composition, especially the high horizon line, echo Manet's two depictions of American warships, The [i]"Kearsarge" at Boulogne[/i] (1999.442) and [i]The Battle of t...
19 1/8 x 25 1/2 in. (48.6 x 64.8 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art