Musée No:397.092Regular price £25.00
Still Life with Bottle, Carafe, Bread and Wine
Artist: Claude Monet
Date: ca 1862
Claude Monet (1840 –1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy. Monet was raised in Le Havre, Normandy, and became interested in the outdoors and drawing from an early age. Although his mother supported his ambitions to be a painter, his father, Claude-Adolphe, disapproved and wanted him to pursue a career in business.
By the age of 15, Monet had made something of a name for himself with his charcoal caricatures of various Le Havre locals. The pieces, which he sold for 10-20 francs each, were signed “O. Monet”
Over 500 000 tourists a year visit Monet's house and gardens in Giverny. It took nearly ten years to restore them to their former glory and they opened to the public in 1980. The grounds feature two gardens: the Clos Normand flower garden and the Japanese-inspired water garden. The site is open to visitors 7 months out of the year.