Claude Monet (1840-1926). Monet as a younger man was quite the vagabond teaming up with his good friend Frits Thaulow, (a famous painter of moving water), tramping across Europe and back again, painting the back streets and canals of old villages, their roads, rivers and countryside.
In 1871 and 1874, Monet visited Amsterdam, impressed by the clouds and the grey summer light, and experimented in trying to "catch" this Amsterdam light.
Monet never exposed these works, which are still not very well-known; not even their names are recorded. This painting has been named "The Southern Church in Amsterdam" and "Canal In Amsterdam" by various galleries who can only speculate on a name. There are only three paintings of this scene that have survived.
Nor do we know much about his stay: except for a photograph and a couple of letters, the only evidence is the diary of an Amsterdam museum that he visited on 22 June 1871.
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Unframed and Matted: 11 3/4" x 14" Image: 7 3/4" x 9 3/4"