Hyde Park, London
Hyde Park, London, ca. 1871
Oil on canvas
40.5 x 74 cm (15 15/16 x 29 1/8 inches)
Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 42.218
Hyde Park, London, was one of a small number of works Claude Monet produced during his first stay in London, when he fled Paris following the outbreak of the Franco Prussian War in 1870. The painting’s portable scale suggests that it might have been started out of doors, where the artist would have been able to quickly note conditions of light and atmosphere. The composition captures the park from the vantage point of a low hill on a grey afternoon in early spring. Leisurely strollers gather on the lawns or follow the paths that wind through the horizontal composition. Monet’s quiet palette and loose brushstrokes reflect the gentle character of this manicured setting, an oasis from the urban life visible in the row of houses and chimneys bordering the park.
European Paintings and Sculpture, ca. 1770 - 1937
Edited BySlimmon, Ann H, and Judith A. Singsen, eds.
Contributions byRosenfeld, Daniel, et al
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1991
TypeMonographs and CollectionsSelected Works
Edited ByWoolsey, Ann, ed.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2008
TypeMonographs and CollectionsExchange Exhibition, Exhibition ExchangeFrom the Collection of Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; From the Collection of The Museum of Art, Rhode
Contributions byMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Publisher & DateMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Waltham, MA: Rose Art Museum, Brandesi University., 1967