Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral Series

Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral (The Portal, Grey Weather), 1894, oil on canvas, 100 x 65 cm; Rouen Cathedral (The Portal and the Tour d’Albane, Morning Effect), 1894, oil on canvas, 106 x 73 cm; Rouen Cathedral (The Portal, Harmony in Blue), 1894, oil on canvas, 91 x 63 cm ; Rouen Cathedral (The Portal and the Tour d’Albane in the Sunlight), 1894, oil on canvas, 107 x 73 cm (Musée D’Orsay, Paris)


Claude Monet​ painted more than 30 canvases depicting Rouen cathedral between 1892 and 1894. This video discusses four paintings in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral Series," in Smarthistory, November 19, 2015, accessed September 22, 2023,