“Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood” by John Singer Sargent
“Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood” by John Singer Sargent shows the famous impressionist master Claude Monet at Giverny, together with Alice Hoschedé, whom Monet had befriended and who was to become his second wife.
Monet is sitting at an easel painting a landscape outdoors, doing what he advocated, painting directly from nature.
In the 1880s, Sargent attended the Impressionist exhibitions, and he began to paint outdoors in the Plein-air manner after visiting Claude Monet at his home in the village of Giverny.
This painting reflects Claude Monet’s influence on Sargent, who purchased four Monet works for his personal collection.
This painting demonstrates Sargent’s spontaneous technique and brushwork in rendering figures and landscapes.
Sargent is usually not thought of as an Impressionist painter, but he sometimes used impressionistic techniques to significant effect.
This sketch of Claude Monet remained with Sargent all his life and was in his studio when Sargent died, along with several works by Monet.
John Singer Sargent is considered one of the leading portrait painters and is known for his evocations of the luxury of his era.
He created over 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as multiple sketches and drawings.
He also traveled extensively across Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
Many of John Singer Sargent portraits, which can be found in museums across the world, depict society’s leading lights and the opulence of their time.
Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood
- Title: Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood
- Artist: John Singer Sargent
- Year: 1885
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dimensions: 54.0 x 64.8 cm
- Museum: Tate Britain
John Singer Sargent
- Name: John Singer Sargent
- Born: 1856 – Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
- Died: 1925 (aged 69) – London, England, U.K.
- Nationality: American
- Notable works:
- Mrs. Fiske Warren and Her Daughter Rachel
- Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau)
- Two Girls with Parasols
- The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit
- Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood
- El Jaleo
- John Singer Sargent Paintings at the Brooklyn Museum
- John Singer Sargent – Portrait Paintings
- Street in Venice
- Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
- Consulting the Oracle
- Saint Eulalia
- Madame Gautreau Drinking a Toast
- Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
- Theodore Roosevelt
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- “Ophelia” by John Everett Millais
- “The Lady of Shalott” by John William Waterhouse
- “Youth on the Prow, and Pleasure at the Helm” by William Etty
- “Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood” by John Singer Sargent
- “Love Locked Out” by Anna Lea Merritt
- “King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid” by Edward Burne-Jones
- “Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth” by J. M. W. Turner
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- “The Gallery of HMS Calcutta (Portsmouth)” by James Tissot
- “Portsmouth Dockyard” by James Tissot
- “Self-Portrait” by J. M. W. Turner
- “Portrait of Almina Daughter of Asher Wertheimer” by John Singer Sargent
- “Past and Present” by Augustus Egg
- “The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781″ by John Singleton Copley
- “Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Chelsea” by James Abbott McNeill Whistler
- “Amor and Psyche” by Alphonse Legros
- “The Lament for Icarus” by Herbert James Draper
- “Portrait of Miss Lloyd” by James Tissot
- Masterpieces of Tate Britain
- “The Decline of the Carthaginian Empire” by J. M. W. Turner
- “Venice, the Bridge of Sighs” by J. M. W. Turner
- “Consulting the Oracle” by John William Waterhouse
- “The Beloved” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose” by John Singer Sargent
- “Paolo and Francesca da Rimini” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
John Singer Sargent: A collection of paintings
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“Cultivate an ever-continuous power of observation. Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups, and incidents.”
– John Singer Sargent
Photo Credit: John Singer Sargent [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons