Monet settled in Argenteuil, about nine kilometres from Paris, in 1871. This view of a quiet tributary of the Seine near his home contrasts with some of Monet's boldly experimental works of this period. This painting is fairly conventional in technique and composition, and recalls the river scenes of Charles-François Daubigny.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1840 - 1926
Full title
The Petit Bras of the Seine at Argenteuil
Date made
1872
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
52.6 x 71.8 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir Robert Hart Bt, 1971
Inventory number
NG6395
Location in Gallery