The Beach at Honfleur

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The Beach at Honfleur

France, 1864-1866
Paintings
Oil on canvas
Canvas: 23 1/2 × 32 in. (59.69 × 81.28 cm) Frame: 34 × 43 × 4 in. (86.36 × 109.22 × 10.16 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Reese Hale Taylor (64.4)
Currently on public view:
Ahmanson Building, floor 3 MAP IT
Ahmanson Building, floor 3

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Curator Notes

Claude Monet made this painting in 1864, in the early years of the movement that came to be known as Impressionism....
Claude Monet made this painting in 1864, in the early years of the movement that came to be known as Impressionism. The painting, with its broken brushstrokes designed to capture the fleeting effects of light, is a hallmark of Impressionism.

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Bibliography

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  • Donahue, Kenneth.  X, a Decade of Collecting:  1965-1975.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975.
  • Hilaire, Michel, and Paul Perrin, eds. Frédéric Bazille (1841-1870) and the Birth of Impressionism. Paris: Flammarion, 2016.
  • Donahue, Kenneth.  X, a Decade of Collecting:  1965-1975.  Los Angeles:  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975.
  • Brettell, Richard et al.,  A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Museum of Art, 1984.

    View this publication in LACMA's Reading Room

  • Schaefer, Scott, et al. European Painting and Sculpture in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1987.
  • Conisbee, Philip; Judi Freeman; and Richard Rand. Monet to Matisse: French Art in Southern California Collections. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art Members' Calendar 1991. vol. 28-29, no. 12-1 (December, 1990-January, 1992).
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