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Tombe de Camille Doncieux

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En ressortant du cimetière, prendre à gauche, puis à 100 m prendre à droite la ruelle des Champs Mondeaux

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Prochain point : lat="49.06636" lon="1.701010005"

Grave of Camille Doncieux
Claude Monet’s model and first wife



Very present in the work of a painter who focused on landscapes and nature...

Born on January 15, 1847 in Lyon in a modest family, Camille Doncieux became a model on her arrival in Paris. She met Claude Monet in March 1865 and soon started living with him. They married in 1870 and Camille gave birth to two boys: Jean Monet (1867-1914) and Michel Monet (1878-1966). She held a very special place in the work of the painter, serving as a model for all his female characters. In "Women in the Garden" (1866-1867), the four women are variations inspired by Camille. She appears notably in "The Red Cape", "Camille in Japanese Costume", "Luncheon on the Grass" and "The Woman in a Green Dress", a picture admired at the 1866 Salon. After the death of Camille, September 5, 1879 in Vetheuil, Claude Monet only used characters as a counterpoint to the landscape; they were no longer the main subjects.



... She also modelled for Renoir and Manet

Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edouard Manet regularly visited the Monet family. Camille and her two children posed for them. Watching Manet paint "The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil" inspired Renoir’s painting, "Madame Monet and Her Son." This illustrates the interaction between all these painters.





by Expression Nomade