Jean Monet Sleeping
Oil on canvas
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
Monet’s study of his sleeping son must have been painted in the late summer of 1868, when the boy was just a year old. Though in reality only the head of the baby and hints of his smock needed to be sketched in a hurry, Monet continued to finish the canvas with the same brevity and brio with which he painted the likeness. Curiously, the patterned wallpaper demanded more attention than the main subject.
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