The Luncheon, Claude Monet
Claude Monet
The Luncheon
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Claude Monet

The Luncheon, 1868 – 1869


Dimensions
231.5 x 151.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 170
Acquisition
Acquired in 1910
Status
On display

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About the Work

Art history would probably have taken a different course if the jury of the Paris Salon had not turned down this painting by Monet in 1870. This rejection was followed four years later by the first exhibition of the Impressionists, where Monet presented the work. It shows his family, a guest and a maidservant during luncheon. The liberal brushwork that Monet will apply in ‘La Grenouillère’ a few months later is not yet visible. This is a private scene from everyday life, but the nearly monumental format chosen by the artist raises its status to that of history painting.

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  • 01:04
    Basic information
  • 01:43
    Focus on art history
  • 01:47
    Focus on cultural history
  • Kunst|Stück – Claude Monet: Das Mittagessen (Le déjeuner)
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Claude Monet: Das Mittagessen (Le déjeuner) (1868), Städel Museum Frankfurt. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/das-mittagessen#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Luncheon
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten links: Claude Monet. 1868.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1910

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Associated Medium
  • Le Figaro (Paris)

Iconclass

Primary
  • 41C42(+53) midday meal, lunch (+ round table)
  • 61BB2(MONET, Camille)13(+52) historical person (MONET, Camille) - BB - woman - historical person (MONET, Camille) portrayed in a group, in a group-portrait (+ (MONET, Camille) bust portrait)
  • 61B2(MONET, Jean)13(+52) historical person (MONET, Jean) - historical person (MONET, Jean) portrayed in a group, in a group-portrait (+ (MONET, Jean) bust portrait)
  • 42A3 mother and baby or young child
  • 42F51 maid ~ house personnel

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Last import

15.05.2019