Cabane des Douaniers, effect d’apres midi 1882
Oil on Canvas
Framed Size 99cm x 76cm
Musee des Douanes, Bordeaux
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.