Narrow ceramic tray featuring Claude Monet's Sailboats on the Seine (detail), 1874. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Measures 6.25 x 4.25 in.
Monet: The Early Years is the first major exhibition devoted to first phase in the career of Claude Monet, from 1858, the year of his first exhibited painting, until 1872, when his mature style began to emerge. During this period, the young artist synthesized a variety of influences—from the paintings of his mentor, landscape painter Eugène Boudin, to the experimental canvases of Édouard Manet—to create striking works that manifested his interest in conveying textures and the effects of light.