Monet at Vétheuil (31) At the fourth group exhibition, reluctantly Gustave Caillebotte organised the fourth group exhibition in April 1879. He had to offer Monet 2500 francs to persuade him to join, but then he exhibited no less than 29 paintings. These two paintings of the “fête nationale” (National Day) were on the catalogue of the exhibition. Monet had made them a month or so before his move to Vétheuil. Dr. de Bellio acquired the “Rue Montorgeuil” as early as 11 July, in settlement of debt. Surprisingly, Ernest Hoschedé bought the “Rue Saint-Denis” (although officially declared bankrupt in April of the same year). He had somehow found the 100 francs he needed to buy it. A few days later, he sold it to the composer Emmanuel Chabrier for 200.
Claude Monet, La Rue Saint-Denis, fête du 30 juin 1878 (The Rue Saint-Denis, 30th of June 1878), 1878. Oil on canvas, 76 x 52 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Céramiqe, Rouen, France Claude Monet, La Rue Montorgeuil, fête du 30 juin 1878 (The Rue Montorgeuil, 30th of June 1878), 1878. Oil on canvas, 80 x 48,5 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris