The Seine at Port-Villez

Although dated 1885, this work was almost certainly painted in 1894, when Monet painted a series of works at Port-Villez.

To paint the series Monet probably worked from a boat. Port-Villez, between Vernon and Bonnières-sur-Seine, is noted for its cliffs bordering the river. Here they are depicted under the effects of a morning mist, shorn of details, and reflected with perfect symmetry. The silver tones show the influence of Corot.

Key facts

Artist dates
1840 - 1926
Full title
The Seine at Port-Villez
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
65.4 × 100.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Purchased 1953
Inventory number
Location in Gallery