Rue de la Bavole

Rue de la Bavole, Honfleur, 1864
Claude Monet, French, 1840 - 1926
Oil on canvas, Size: 55.9 x 61.0 cm (22 x 24 in.)
Inscription: lower left: Claude Monet
Bequest of John T. Spaulding, Boston Museum of Fine Arts #48.580

"Dating from the beginning of Monet's career, this view of a street in the old port of Honfleur is a relatively traditional subject painted with unusual simplicity and directness. Monet's palette here still retains the color black, used to render half tones and shadows. His later Impressionist paintings would do away with black in favor of blue, green, and purple." (From info card)