Claude Monet (1840-1926) Poppies 1873 - Oil on canvas H. 50; W.65 cm. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
When he returned from England in 1871, Monet settled in Argenteuil and lived there until 1878. These years were a time of fulfilment for him. Supported by his dealer, Paul Durand-Ruel, Monet found in the region around his home the bright landscapes which enabled him to explore the potential of plein-air painting.