les petites dalles


Some Beach paintings of The Petites dalles, Fecamp

Gustave Loiseau - Les Petites dalles  1908

Camille Pissarro - Les falaises des Petites dalles  1883

Normandy : Les Petites dalles 

Claude Monet - Cliffs of the Les Petites dalles  1880

Paul C. Wallon - Les Petites dalles 1845-1918

Henri Maret - Les petites dalles  1868

Berthe Morisot - La plage des Petites dalles 1873


Some Roads and Paths in Monet’s paintings :

Path at Pourville 1882

Path at Pourville II, 1882

Path at La Cavee, Pourville 1882

The Sunken Road in the Cliff at Varangeville, 1882

Path through the Corn to the beach Pourville  1882   

At Les Petit-Dalles, 1884

La route rouge près de Menton, 1884

La Corniche near Monaco, 1884

The Sheltered Path 1873 

The Road to Vetheuil



Monet at Vétheuil (74)
The second trip to Normandy
Perhaps the more spectacular cliff paintings are those that Monet made at sea level. Here’s two of them. The first one is made near Fécamp, but the other seems to be made during a short visit to Petites-Dalles, a small village little less than 20 km from Fécamp, where his brother had a country retreat by the sea.

Claude Monet, Falaise près de Fécamp (Cliff near Fécamp), 1881. Oil on canvas, 61 x 79 cm. Private collection
Claude Monet, Falaise des Petites-Dalles (Cliffs of Les Petites-Dalles), 1881. Oil on canvas, 60 x 74 cm. Private collection


Monet at Vétheuil (62)
A trip to the coast
For the first time in a year since he had become a widower, Monet departed on a painting trip. Alice Hoschedé took care of the children, while he travelled by train to his brother Léon’s holiday villa at Les Petites-Dalles on the Normandy coast. He painted at least four paintings, perhaps in two days.
Monet had made marine oils before, but these are the first where he combines the sea with high cliffs and high winds. Compared to his earlier, calm work around Vétheuil, this is drama.

Claude Monet, Les falaises des Petites-Dalles (The Cliffs of Les Petites-Dalles), 1880. Oil on canvas, 59 x 75 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Claude Monet, Pleine mer, gros temps (At Sea, Stormy Weather), 1880. Oil on canvas, 55,5 x 74 cm. Private collection