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Monet in London

UK, 1974 (MIFF 1976)

Director: David Thompson

During the winter months of 1899 and 1901, Claude Monet painted views of Charing Cross Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. He returned to France with about a hundred canvasses, and worked on them for a further three years. This is a study of the treatment by Monet of the three motifs.

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