Monet on the Run – 49. A few words about Jongkind
Monet first met Jongkind in (I guess it was the autumn of) 1862 over (probably more than) a few glasses of Norman cider in the orchard of a rustic inn by the seaside near Le Havre.
They soon went out and painted together. Years later, Monet told a journalist how he still valued those sessions with Jongkind:
“From that moment on, he was my true master, and it is to him that I owe the real education of my eye”. (An interview with Claude Monet, published in ‘Le Temps’ of November 26, 1900)
Johan Barthold Jongkind, La Seine et Notre-Dame à Paris, 1864. Oil on canvas, 42 x 56,5 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris