European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Railroad Bridge, ArgenteuilMade in France, Europe
Claude Monet, French, 1840 - 1926
Oil on canvas
Currently not on view
Cat. 1050John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelIn the 1860s and 1870s Monet, like his Impressionist colleagues, often depicted industrial France. Here, a train crosses a newly constructed iron bridge on the outskirts of Paris. In his later landscape paintings such evidence of the modern world is almost completely omitted.