Arts Everyday Living: Dream River–The Epte River at Monet’s Giverny

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DREAM RIVER AT GIVERNY

THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES

 

 

John Leslie Breck, The River Epte, Giverny, c. 1887, oil on canvas, Location Unknown

Touch us gently, Time!

Let us glide down thy stream

Gently,—-as we sometimes glide

Through a quiet dream.

Bryan Walter Procter, Poems of Home

American Impressionist John Leslie Breck (1860-1899) returned often to Giverny, the home and inspiration of Claude Monet.  Like several of his countrymen, Breck was greatly influenced by Monet and landscape surrounding the village, particularly the Epte River, which was a favorite painting site of the French artist.  British poet and lawyer Bryan Walter Procter (1787-1874), who wrote under the pseudonym of Barry Cornwall, might have gained more recognition for his works if he had been able to devote himself full time to artistic expression.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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