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The Red Kerchief

The Red Kerchief

ca. 1868-1873

Claude Monet

(French, 1840-1926)

Oil on fabric

Framed: 128.3 x 105.7 x 14.6 cm (50 1/2 x 41 5/8 x 5 3/4 in.); Unframed: 99 x 79.8 cm (39 x 31 7/16 in.)

Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1958.39

Description

Monet has barely delineated the woman's face: her eyes and mouth are little more than single daubs with his brush. She appears to have been caught in movement, begging the question: is she arriving or leaving? What do you think?

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