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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Monet, Claude


The Thames at Westminster (Westminster Bridge)
1871
Oil on canvas
47 x 72.5 cm (18 1/2 x 28 1/2")
Collection Lord Astor of Hever; National Gallery, London

Claude Monet (French, 1840 –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.