Blanche’s Bedroom

by Ariane ~ April 4, 2014

Blanche Hoschedé-Monet was at the same time Monet’s step-daughter, because he married her mother, and his daughter in law, because she married his son. She inhabited Monet’s house at Giverny until she died in 1947, taking loving care of the estate.

Her bedroom has been restored this winter and is now opened to the public. The furniture -bed, commode, bed table- had been left in the house. What was missing was carefully hunted in antique shops. The result is very charming, lively and poetic. On the walls hang several authentic paintings, including a Grainstack, snow effect (circa 1890) by Blanche, who was Monet’s pupil, and a Mother and Child (circa 1906) by Manzana-Pissarro.

5 Responses to “Blanche’s Bedroom”

  1. CC Says:

    Hi sir:
    I’m a chinese, I like monet’s paints. I will go to the monet’s garden in the future.I like your articles too.

  2. Judith Clinton Says:

    Is there more information about Blanche that goes along with the restored bedroom? For example, are there any notes in her handwriting and did she keep a journal or diary that is available for review? It seems she was the keeper of the man, the house, the art and the family name. It would be nice to get to know her better through any documents she may have left.

  3. Ariane Says:

    Blanche didn’t leave many notes, but a few memories of her are published at the end of her brother Jean-Pierre’s book “Claude Monet ce mal connu”. This book hasn’t been republished yet.

  4. margriet Smulders Says:

    It seems she did make works which where signed by Claude Monet

  5. Ariane Says:

    Margriet, do you have any references about this point? To me, knowing their personality, this sounds impossible.

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