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Monet at Poissy (42)
Silence before the storm
While Monet was working in Etretat, Alice Hoschedé was left behind in the house in Poissy that she shared with him. Monet was aware that she was unhappy and still struggling with the ambiguity of the fact that she was still married to Ernest Hoschedé, while living under one roof with her favorite artist.
During his first week at Etretat, Monet advised Alice not to leave things to chance, and to confront her husband asap: “This meeting could lead to a better solution. After all, how can he consider to take you back in the situation that he has created for himself?”

Apparently, Monet was still confident in the outcome.

Claude Monet, Etretat, soleil couchant (Etretat, Sunset), 1833. Oil on canvas, 55 x 81 cm. Museum of Art, Raleigh, Noth Carolina, USA
Claude Monet, Coucher de soleil (Sunset), 1883. Oil on canvas, 60 x 73 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy, France
Claude Monet, Etretat, la falaise d'Aval au coucher du soleil (Etretat, the Needle Rock and the Porte d'Aval, sunset), 1883. Oil on canvas, 60 x 81 cm. Private collection