proleutimpressionists: Monet in Vétheuil (15)Autumn ‘78 harvest…


Monet in Vétheuil (15)
Autumn ‘78 harvest – Apple trees
One of five or six motifs that Monet worked on outdoors in the autumn of 1878, were apple trees. Monet produced four paintings in this series. The first two were made in the Vienne-en-Arthies valley, east of Vétheuil. Through the foliage, the Millonets hamlet can vaguely be seen. On the third one, Vétheuil is visible in the distance.
The fourth and last painting of this group is my favourite. I posted it last month: “Pommiers sur la côte de Chantemesle (Apple trees on the Chantemesle Hill)”.

Claude Monet, Pommiers près de Vétheuil (Apple trees near Vétheuil), 1878. Oil on canvas, 62 x 82,5 cm. Arkansas Art Centre
Claude Monet, Pommiers (Apple Trees), 1878. Oil on canvas, 54 x 73 cm. Private collection
Claude Monet, Pommiers, Vétheuil, (Apple Trees in Vétheuil), 1878. Oil on canvas, 55 x 66 cm. Private collection

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