The Beach at Sainte-Adresse - Claude Monet, 1867, The Art Institute of Chicago http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/14598 Claude Monet spent his childhood and adolescent years in Normandy. In 1867, Monet painted the Beach at Sainte-Adresse and its possible pendant, Regatta at Sainte-Adresse. Although there is no evidence that he wanted to exhibit or sell these paintings as a pair, they are similar in size and depict the same stretch of beach from the same viewpoint.
Claude Monet Pleasure Boats At Argenteuil, 1875, oil on canvas, From December 1871 to 1878 Monet lived at Argenteuil, a village on the right bank of the Seine river near Paris, and a popular Sunday-outing destination for Parisians. During his stay there he painted some of his best known works.