Claude Monet - Regatta at Sainte-Adresse 1867

Regatta at Sainte-Adresse 1867
Regatta at Sainte-Adresse
1867 75x101cm oil/canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

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From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC:
Writing from the seaside resort of Sainte-Adresse on June 25, 1867, Monet reported that he was hard at work, noting, "Among the seascapes, I am doing the regattas of Le Havre with many figures on the beach and the outer harbor covered with small sails." This sunny regatta, watched at high tide by smartly-dressed bourgeois, seems to have been conceived as a pair with The Beach at Sainte-Adresse (Art Institute of Chicago), an overcast scene at low tide, showing fishing boats hauled onto the sand, peopled with sailors and workers. The standing man in a gray suit and straw hat has been identified as Monet’s father, who is shown seated in the garden views at right.