Monet's light, spontaneous brushwork creates splashes of color. Mrs Monet's veil is blown by the wind, as is her billowing white dress; the waving grass of the meadow is echoed by the green underside of her parasol. She is seen as if from below, with a strong upward perspective, against fluffy white clouds in an azure sky. A boy, the Monets' seven-year-old son, is placed further away, concealed behind a rise in the ground and visible only from the waist up, creating a sense of depth.
The work is a genre painting of an everyday family scene, not a formal portrait. The work was painted outdoors, en plein air, and quickly. Monet's largest work in the 1870s, it is signed "Monet 75" in the lower right corner.
Stretched Canvas - Standard - Floating Frame
- canvas print on 0.75 inch frame
- with float frame available in three colors (black matte, silver, white)