Date of Production



oil on canvas


Height: 65.5 cm (canvas)
Width: 92.4 cm (canvas)

Accession Number


Mode of Acquisition

Samuel Courtauld, bequest, 1948


The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)


On display


Label Text

Starting in early spring 1888, Monet spent several months painting in Antibes, in the south of France. He struggled with ever-changing weather conditions, but worked hard to convey the transitory effects of light and wind.
Here, Monet captured the intensity of Mediterranean light and colour by using strongly contrasting colours. He wrote: ‘What I bring back from here will be sweetness itself, white, pink and blue, all enveloped in this magical air.’


(?)Bought from the artist by Boussod & Valadon, June 1888; (?) with Georges Petit, 1888; Mme Vve Barbedienne, Paris, 1894; sold Hôtel Druout, Paris, 24 February 1894 (lot 39); bought Paul Durand-Ruel; Decap, Paris, 1894; Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1907; Baron Caccamisi, Paris, 1907; Mrs Blanche Marchesci, London, c.1910; Paul Rosenberg, Paris; M. Knoedler & Co., London; purchased by Samuel Courtauld, August 1923; Courtauld Bequest, 1948

Exhibition History

Monet in Mind (Courtauld Connects Regional Programme), The Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 10/05/2021-04/07/2021

Masterpieces of Impressionism from The Courtauld Gallery, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 10/09/2019-15/12/2019; Aichi Prefectural Museum, Nagoya, Japan, 03/01/2020-15/03/2020; Kobe City Museum, Kobe, Japan, 28/03/2020-21/06/2020

The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, 20/02/2019-17/06/2019 ...More

Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cezanne, National Gallery, London, 17/09/2018-20/01/2019

Atelier du Midi, Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France, 13/06/2013-13/10/2013

Monet, Grand Palais, Paris, 20/09/2010-24/01/2011

Part of general displays, J Paul Getty Museum & Los Angeles & California & USA, 01/09/2005-01/01/2006

Into the 20th century - New Displays at the Courtauld, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 10/10/2002

Mediterranee - Da Courbet a Matisse 1850-1925, Paris & France, 26/09/2000-16/01/2001

The Courtauld Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 14/06/1998-21/09/1998

The Courtauld Collection, Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, 26/12/1997-12/05/1998

Monet and the Mediterranean, Fort Worth & USA, 08/06/1997-21/09/1997 ...Less


The Courtauld Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998


Inscription: inscription : signed : bottom left & recto : : Claude Monet 88

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