These two paintings Beach in Étretat are by Claude Monet, made in 1885.
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These two paintings are by Claude Monet, made in 1885. The following caption comes from the website of the art institute and explains the story behind the paintings:
By the mid-1880s, Claude Monet had moved away from the modern city, instead looking for landscape subjects in different parts of France. The Norman town of Étretat was famous for its cliffs, rock formations and fashionable summer houses, but Boats on the Beach in Étretat does not show any of these famous landmarks. Forced in bad weather, Monet painted this narrow view of the beach from his room at Hôtel Blanquet, where he stayed from mid-October to mid-December 1885. In a letter to his future wife, he noted that he was “in the afternoon” the rain the caloges [disused fishing boats covered with tarred planks and used for storage] painting. ”