Image
On loan from Tate: Presented by The Art Fund 1926, © 2000 Tate

The sitter, who was once thought to be Monet's first wife Camille, whom he married in 1870, was in fact a professional model who also posed for other artists, including Degas.

This work was probably painted in the summer at Argenteuil. The very free handling of the paint may reflect the influence of Edouard Manet, who was working alongside Monet at the time.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1840 - 1926
Full title
Woman Seated on a Bench
Date made
1874
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
73.7 x 55.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Presented by The Art Fund 1926
Inventory number
L718
Location in Gallery