Camille at the Window, Argenteuil (Translation)
Camille à sa Fenêtre, Argenteuil (Primary Title)

Claude Monet, French, 1840 - 1926 (Artist)

oil on canvas
Unframed: 23 3/4 × 19 5/8 in. (60.33 × 49.85 cm)
Framed: 30 3/4 × 26 1/2 in. (78.11 × 67.31 cm) old frame in S-2
32 1/2" x 28 1/4" x 3" new frame
Not on view
In December 1871, Monet and his wife, Camille Donacieux, moved to Argenteuil, a growing Parisian suburb on the Seine. They rented the house shown here (which still stands at 2 rue Pierre Guienne) until 1874, when they moved around the corner. Monet placed his easel in the property’s extensive garden, where he viewed Camille through a mass of fuchsias, begonias, geraniums, and other potted plants. His love of flowers and gardens continued to grow throughout his career, and his outside-looking-in position reminds the viewer of his commitment to plein-air (outdoor) painting. The subject— a suburban garden—is distinctly modern, and the small, varied brushstrokes characterize his paintings at this time.
Estate stamp lower left: "Claude Monet."
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
2019-2020: "Van Gogh Monet Degas, The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", Palazzo Zabarella, Padua, Italy, October 26, 2019 - March 1, 2020

2019: Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, February 2 - May 5, 2019

2018-2019: "Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, March 17 - July 15, 2018; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 22 - September 22, 2019

“Impressionist Still Life,” The Phillips Collection, Sept. 22, 2001-Jan. 13, 2002; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Feb. 17-June 9, 2002

“Claude Monet, 1840-1926,” Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Apr. 29-June 30, 1986

“Degas,” VMFA, May 23-July 9, 1978.

“Claude Monet,” Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, May 22-Sept. 30, 1959, No. 10

“Centenaire de Claude Monet,” Galerie Andre Weil, Paris, Jan. 30-Feb. 21, 1940, No. 4

“Claude Monet: Exposition Retrospective,” Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, 1931
Ségolène le Men, Monet (Paris: Editions Citadelles & Mazenod, 2010) pp. 145, 154, color pls. 6 (pp. 12-13) & 116 (p. 146.)

Mary Mathews Gedo, Monet and His Muse: Camille Monet in the Artist’s Life, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010, fig. 8.9, p. 125-126.

Paul Mellon in His Own Words dvd (Washington DC: National Gallery, 2007), Title 17, chpt.17.

Dorothee Hansen and Wulf Herzogenrath, eds. Monet und Camille Frauenportraits im Impressionismus ex. cat. (Munich : Hirmer Verlag GmbH, 2005) p. 32, color ill no. W 287, p. 34.

Preview MFA Boston, Jan-Feb 2002, color ill. p. 2.

Booklist 98, no. 19 (June 2002), cover page.

Roy Proctor, “Monets on the Move,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sunday, October 21, 2001, color ill. p. H-8.

American Library Association's Booklist, Vol. 98, No. 19/20, p. 2, color ill. cover (det.).

Eliza Rathbone et al, Impressionist Still Life (Washington DC: The Phillips Collection in asso. with Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 2001) pp. 104-105, 212-213, color pl. 38, p. 105, color det. pp. 196-197.

Roy Proctor, “Monets on the Move,” Richmond Times Dispatch, Oct., 21, 2001.

Eliza Rathbone and George T. Schackelford, Impressionist Still Life, Washington, DC; The Phillips Collection; New York: Henry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001, Pl. 38, p. 105.

Japan Educational Art Center, Monet (Tokyo: Toppan Printing Company, Ltd. and Art Mall Inc., 2000) Vol. 1, p. 115, color ill.

Sona Johnston et al, Faces of Impressionism Portraits from American Collections (Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art in association with Rizzoli International Publications, 1999) p. 126, color ill. fig. 44b, p. 126.

Charles S. Moffett et al, Impressionists in Winter Effets de Neige exhibition catalogue (Washington DC: The Phillips Collection, in association with Philip Wilson Publishers, 1998) ref. p. 86.

Daniel Pennac, Qu’esct-ce que tu attends, Marie? Illustré par Monet (Paris: Réunion des Musées, 1997) n.p., two color ills.

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet Catalogue Raisonné Vols. I & II (Köln: Benekidt Taschen Verlag, in association with Wildenstein Institute, 1996) pp. 96-97 (Vol. I), 122-123 (Vol. II), cat. no. 287, color ills. pp. 97 (Vol. I) & 122 (Vol. II).

Impressionists: 1996 Datebook, Waterloo, Australia: The Ink Group, 1995, illus.

John Russell Taylor, Claude Monet: Impressions of France from Le Havre to Giverny (London: Collins & Brown, Ltd., 1995) p. 71, ill., credit p. 156.

Impressionists: 1993 Datebook, Waterloo, Australia: The Ink Group, 1992, illus.

Virginia Celebrate, Recipes & Ideas for Entertaining, The Council of the VMFA, Thomasson-Grant, Charlottesville, VA, 1992, p. 79.

Francesco Arcangeli, Monet, Bologna, Italy: Nuova Alfa Editoriale, 1989, fig. 30.

Richard Kendall, ed., Monet By Himself: Paintings, Drawings, Pastels, Letters, Trans. By Bridge Strevens Romer, London and Sydney: Macdonald Orbis, 1989, No. 69, illus.

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, exh. cat., Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, 1986; cat. No. 14, p. 457, color illus. pp. 220-221.

Pinkney L. Near, French Paintings, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1985, Cat. No. 28, pp. 60-61, color illus.

Paul Hayes Tucker, Monet at Argenteuil, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1982, pp. 131-133, 139, color illus. Pl. XXIV p. 124.

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Paris, Lausanne, 1974, Vol. I, p. 287, No. 236, illus. p. 237.

Claude Monet: Exposition Retrospective, exh. cat., Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, No. 21, p. 40.
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

Some object records are not complete and do not reflect VMFA's full and current knowledge. VMFA makes routine updates as records are reviewed and enhanced.