Claude et Camille

Have just finished Stephanie Cowell’s fictionalised account of the relationship between Monet and Camille Doncieux.

Inspired to read it by seeing this painting of Camille on her death bed in a documentary that explored how winter appears in art. This is so touching a tribute that I was curious to know more.


It is a meticulously researched story and Cowell brings the character of Monet to life. The other Impressionists do remain as shadows in the background, but it was a pleasant read all the same. A good way to start off the holiday.


One comment on “Claude et Camille

  1. […] Yesterday was a new experience – an exhibition at the National Gallery and it was all about the impressionists.  Apart from the iconic pieces, I did not know a great deal about the main artists of the time until I read ‘Claude and Camille’ by Stephanie Cowell: […]


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