Garden at Sainte-Adresse

Garden at Sainte-Adresse
Artist Claude Monet
Year 1867
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Dimensions 38 5/8 in × 51 1/8 in
98.1 cm × 129.9 cm
Famous Paintings by Claude Monet
Impression, Sunrise
The Magpie
Woman with a Parasol
San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk
Women in the Garden
Snow at Argenteuil
Beach in Pourville
Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies
Garden at Sainte-Adresse

The French impressionist, Claude Monet, painted The Garden at Sainte-Adresse in 1867. The artist used oil paints on canvas to create the work, which is now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The painting was one of several the artist did while on vacation in Sainte-Adresse, a resort town near the mouth of the Seine, during the summer of 1867.


The painting is an idyllic summer scene in which four people, two males and two females, are relaxing in a garden overlooking the sea. Two are standing at the garden fence, while the other two are seated. It is thought that the figures in the painting are Monet’s relatives.

The garden is in full bloom and ablaze with color from numerous flowers. It is a bright, sunny day and both women hold open parasols.

Oriental Influence

The artist was a collector of Japanese woodcut prints and other oriental art. The horizontal structure of the painting emulates the oriental style. Monet referred to the work as “the Chinese painting.”

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