Monet painted this view of a gardener’s house during a five-month stay at Antibes in southern France. Under the Mediterranean sun his colors became lighter, his paint surfaces more thickly impastoed. “What I bring back from here,” he wrote, “will be sweetness itself, white, pink, and blue, all enveloped in a magical air.” The strong colors and heavy paint surfaces seem drenched in intense light and heat of the Mediterranean coast.

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  • Title: Gardener's House at Antibes
  • Creator: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)
  • Date Created: 1888
  • Physical Dimensions: Framed: 91.1 x 118.4 x 13.7 cm (35 7/8 x 46 5/8 x 5 3/8 in.); Unframed: 66.3 x 93 cm (26 1/8 x 36 5/8 in.)
  • Provenance: (Durand-Ruel, Paris, France, 1891, purchased from the artist)., (Durand-Ruel, Paris, France, sold to Duran-Ruel, New York, NY), (Duran-Ruel, New York, NY, April 19, 1892 sold to W. C. van Horne, Montreal, Canada), W. C. van Horne [1843-1915], Montreal, Canada, sold back to Durand-Ruel, New York, NY August 24,1892., (Durand-Ruel, New York, NY, September 7, 1892, sold to J. Cook, St. Louis, MO), Bought back by Durand-Ruel, New York, together with Boussod et Valadon at the W. H. Johnson-J. Cook sale, 11 March 1893., Sold by Durand-Ruel, New York, to Jeptha H. Wade on 11 March 1893., Jeptha H.Wade, given to the CMA in 1916., The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1916.1044
  • Medium: oil on fabric
  • Inscriptions: Signed lower right: Claude Monet
  • Fun Fact: Monet painted 35 canvases during his visit to Antibes from January to May 1888.
  • Department: Modern European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: France, 19th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade
  • Collection: Mod Euro - Painting 1800-1960
  • Accession Number: 1916.1044

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