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Cabane des Douaniers, effect díapres midi 1882

Cabane des Douaniers, effect d’apres midi 1882

Claude Monet

Oil on Canvas

Framed Size 99cm x 76cm

Musee des Douanes, Bordeaux

SOLD £4,900 

Located along the Normandy coast just west of Dieppe at Varangeville, Monet painted several versions of this dramatic setting in 1882.

The small cabin that appears in many of his paintings was built as a customs house during the Napoleonic blockade of Europe, from this cliff top officials could spot incoming cargo ships that needed to be intercepted and taxed.

Later the weathered cabin was used by local fishermen for storage and shelter.