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Subjects : Landscape
Keywords : 19th century, Impressionism, Seine, bank, house, landscape, reflection, yacht
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Régates à Argenteuil

Régates à Argenteuil (Regattas at Argenteuil) is a painting by the Impressionist painter Claude Monet circa 1872. It is now in the Musée d'Orsay. Monet lived with his family from 1871 to 1878 in Argenteuil, now a Paris suburb. There he painted dozens of pictures of the River Seine. Of the 170 or so paintings produced during this period, around half depict the Seine landscape. Regattas became fashionable in France in the mid-nineteenth century, and after the expansion of the railways, Argenteuil became a popular holiday resort for Parisians. Since 1850, regattas had been held here, attracting large numbers of spectators on Sundays. It is possible that Monet, when he painted Régates à Argenteuil around 1872, used the workshop boat he had built for himself, which Édouard Manet captured in the painting Claude Monet peignant dans son atelier, where Monet is with his wife on the workshop boat. This enabled him to obtain the low viewpoint that characterises many of his paintings of Argenteuil. In 1876 the painter and collector Gustave Caillebotte bought the painting from Monet. The painting was acquired in 1894 through a bequest from Caillebotte, the year in which it was bequeathed to the State. The work was exhibited at the Musée du Luxembourg. The painting was moved to the Louvre in 1929. In 1947 it was transferred to the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume. Finally, in 1986, the painting was transferred to the Musée d'Orsay. The work was exhibited in Lisbon in 1965 as part of the [...]

 

This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism style.

 

« Régates à Argenteuil » is kept at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.

 

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