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In a deliberate attempt to reach a larger public and market, Monet submitted the traditionally formulated Seine at Lavacourt to the 1880 Salon. It was accepted, but the canvas was poorly hung and never attracted much attention except from writer Emil Zola, the vocal advocate of impressionism, who described it as "an exquisite note of light and open air." In the same year, Monet submitted another, more audacious scene, which was refused. He would never again offer a painting to the Salon. In 1938, this painting was the first important European painting acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Seine at Lavacourt, 1880, Claude Monet (French, 1840 - 1926), Oil on canvas

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