22 December, 2007

Branch of the Seine Near Giverny by Monet Postcard

The back of the postcard reads:

Oscar Claude Monet, French (1840-1926)
Branch of the Seine Near Giverny (1), 1896
Oil on Canvas
Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection


Branch of the Seine Near Giverny Postcard
(PH Wish from Teresa Ostrander)

I had trouble identifying the real title of the painting because I found series of paintings by Monet. What I did is I visited the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston website, which houses the Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection. I found the exact painting but with a different title. It's actually "Morning on the Seine, near Giverny."

Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.

Additional information:
Size: 73.7 x 93 cm (29 x 36 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions: Lower left: Claude Monet 96

SOURCES:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Claude Monet Wikipedia Entry

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