Monday, 16 February 2009

The Studio Boat #2 - "Monet Painting on His Studio Boat"

Monet Painting on His Studio Boat (1874) by Edouard Manet
Oil on canvas, 82.7 x 105.0 cm
1913/14 Tschudi contribution Inv.-Nr. 8759 Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Manet painted Claude Monet painting in his studio boat with Monet's wife Camille in the background in 1874.

According to John House (Monet: Nature into Art) this painting by Manet has been seen by some as a tribute to "Avallant(Le dejeuner dans le bateau) (Down the Hatch-Dinner on Board), from the album Voyage en bateau (Boat Trip), an 1861 etching" by Charles-Fran├žois Daubigny. This appears to refer to the position and angle of the studio boat rather than the activities of its occupants. Others think it more likely that it relates to Daubigny's 1866 etching Le botin Conflans (Le paysagiste en bateau); (The landscape painter in a boat).

I'm left wondering where Manet was.....

3 comments:

vivien said...

Ros has a narrow boat and has done lots of working whilst travelling :>)

I used to fancy a holiday on the canals but himself didn't!

Lindsay said...

This is my idea of heaven too and Vivien, I saw one of those canal vacations in England on a travel channel. It looks most serene.

Jeanette said...

I'd like a stint on a boat of some sort just to get a feeling of the land from the sea perspective instead of always the other way around.

I'll have to settle for a whale watching trip this summer I think.