The Road to Annecy c.1900 by Blanche Hoschede-Monet
- Gallerie Tuffier, Les Andelys;
Private Collection, Fra...
- 23.43 x 23.62 ins
59.51 x 59.99 cms
- Oil on canvas
- Catalogue No:
- About Artwork
- Buy With Confidence
Blanche Hoschedé-Monet, born in 1865, was both the step daughter and daughter-in law of Claude Monet, and the second daughter of Alice and Ernest Hoschedé. Ernest Hoschedé was a successful businessman and art patron but was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1877. Ernest, Alice, and their children moved into a house in Vétheuil with Monet, Monet’s first wife Camille, and the Monets’ two sons, Jean and Michel. Ernest, however, spent most of his time in Paris and Claude Monet and Alice became lovers. After Camille Monet’s death in 1879, Claude Monet and Alice (along with the children from the two respective families) continued living together at Poissy and later at Giverny and married in 1892.
Blanche discovered painting at the age of 11. In the summer of 1882 Claude Monet rented a summer house in Pourville and Blanche started to paint next to him. She became Monet’s assistant and pupil, often carrying his easel and his canvases on a wheel barrow, and then set her own easel and painted. Monet enquired in 1884, when Blanche was 19, “Has Blanche been painting, and has she been making progress?”
Blanche began submitting works to the Salon in 1888, but that year she was not accepted. Seven of her paintings appeared at the Salon des Indépendants in 1905, where Durand-Ruel purchased one of her works. She adopted an almost pure form of impressionism, painting for her own pleasure. At times it was difficult to distinguish her work from Monet’s especially during her first period in Giverny (between 1883 and 1897). The palette, brushes, paint and canvases came from Claude Monet and her subjects were often Monet’s garden, and its surroundings.
Blanche Hoschedé married Monet’s elder son Jean in 1897, and the couple moved to Rouen where she often exhibited her works. Jean died in 1914, at which point Blanche moved back into the Monet household; she abandoned her activities as an artist to take care of Monet during the final 20 years of his life in a role much like an administrator.She began painting and exhibiting again after Monet’s death, exhibiting at the Gallery Bernheim-Jeune in Paris in 1927 and 1931. She died in 1947, and had continued to paint up until her death.
If you'd like to learn more about Blanche Hoschede-Monet, visit the artist page.
About Blanche Hoschede-Monet
Gallerie Tuffier, Les Andelys;
Private Collection, France (acquired from the above in 1983);
Sale: Claude Aguttes, 5 December 2014, lot 37;
Private Collection, London (acquired at the above sale).
- Professional Associations - We have built up a strong reputation for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that we curate, exhibit and sell. Our professional associations with bodies such as The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Association of Art & Antique Dealers (LAPADA) are as a result of our reputation for integrity, our wide knowledge of fine arts and the high quality of our stock. Our business standards and expertise are reviewed regularly to adhere vigorously with enforced Codes. Our memberships and commitment to its Code of Conducts, gives our buyers confidence when purchasing a work from us.
- Authenticity - Condition reports and certificates of authenticity vary in their nature by artwork, for more information on your pieces of interest, please enquire with the gallery.
- Artwork images - We take pride in the attention we give to our images of the artworks for purchase and invest in these to ensure outputs are aligned as closely as possible to the item in reality. We do not apply filters or modify images, we provide high quality images to reflect the high quality of our artworks.
Your purchase process
- Payment processing - You can be assured that payments are securely processed through Worldpay's trusted payment gateway.
- Shipping and packaging - Shipping and packaging requirements are assessed per piece to ensure the most suitable protection for the artwork. Trinity House will therefore call following purchase to agree the recommendations and costs.
We offer the following services which we will be happy to discuss with you following your purchase, alternatively you can enquire for more information.
- Insurance - We offer insurance appraisals to protect your prised artwork and help you find the right cover and policy for you.
- Framing - We are able to advise on framing and have access to every type and style to suit any artistic period or room setting.
- Conservation - The nature of the materials involved in a painting mean that on occasion some pieces are susceptible to movement and the effects of natural ageing. We are able to provide advice on practical measures to conserve the original condition of a piece and have relationships with restorers and framers to offer you a range of services to meet your needs.