"Woman in a Garden, Sainte-Adresse" or "Jeanne-Marguerite Lecadre in the
Garden Sainte-Adresse" was painted by Claude Monet in 1867.
"The sunlight which floods the paintings of the Impressionists - who did most
of their painting out of doors, directly from nature - here plays the central role. Monet spent his
childhood in Le Havre, which he periodically visited. The Le Coteaux estate at Sainte-Adresse near
Le Havre belonged to Monet's cousin, Paul-Eugene Lecadre. Settling here in the summer of 1867, the
artist painted several landscapes in the garden of the estate, of which "Woman in the Garden" is of
Dressed in the fashion of the day, the figure of a lady was posed by
Lecadre's wife. This lonely silhouette introduces an elegaic, sorrowful note into the painting
whilst the bright, light area of the dress plays in important role in the balancing the composition
and in demonstrating the interrelationship of light and colour." - www.monetalia.com.
Oscar-Claude Monet is famous French painter who was one of the founders of the Impressionism
movement which had been called after his painting Impression, Sunrise, along with his friends
Renoir, Sisley and Bazille.