MANCHESTER – One of Claude Monet’s most celebrated early paintings, “Adolphe Monet in the Garden of Le Coteau at Sainte-Adresse,” is on view at the Currier Museum of Art through early July.
On display in the Currier’s European Gallery, the painting, which has been on public view only once before in a museum, remained in the artist’s family until 2004.
“This is a rare opportunity for visitors to experience the incredible talent of one of the greatest French Impressionists just as he began to emerge as an innovator and before he became a seminal figure,” said Susan Strickler, chief executive officer and director of the Currier.
The anonymously loaned piece, which dates to 1867, when the artist was 27, depicts Monet’s father reading a newspaper under a canopy of shade trees. It provides an illuminating look at the celebrated painter’s early work, and an interesting point of comparison against the Currier’s collection