Camille Doncieux (15 January 1847 – 5 September 1879) was the first wife of French painter Claude Monet.
She was the subject of a number of paintings by Monet, as well as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Édouard Manet. She was mother to two sons with Monet.
ng of his career.
They lived at Bath Place, now Kensington High Street, by early 1871. It was here that Monet made the only painting of Camille that he made in London Entitled Repose, she sat in a chaise lounge with a book on her lap.
← Camille Monet on her deathbed, 1879, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Their second son, Michel was born in 1877 and Camille’s poor health was further degraded.Camille became ill after the Hoschedés family came to live with the Monets. Much of the money that Monet had made on the sale of his paintings paid for her medical care. The birth of the couple’s second child in 1877 weakened her already fading health.
She died of pelvic cancer(although there are claims the cause of her death was tuberculosis,or even a botched abortion) on 5 September 1879 in Vétheuil. Monet painted her on her death bed.
Paintings by Claude Monet
River Scene at Bennecourt, Seine, 1868
Claude Monet’s Camille (The Woman in the Green Dress), 1866
Camille Monet on a Garden Bench
Camille au métier
Woman with a Parasol – Madame Monet and Her Son
- Luncheon on the Grass (center), 1865
- The Walk (Bazille and Camille), 1865
- Camille with a Small Dog, 1866
- Camille or The Woman in a Green Dress, 1866
- Interior, after Dinner, 1868
- River Scene at Bennecourt, 1868
- The Landing Stage, 1869
- Camille Sitting on the Beach at Trouville, 1870
- Camille at the Beach at Trouville, 1870
- Camille on the Beach, 1870
- Madame Monet on a Couch, 1871
- Camille Reading, 1872
- Lilacs in the Sun, 1872
- The Red Kerchief: Portrait of Mrs. Monet, 1873
- The Bench, 1873
- Ripose under the Lilacs, 1873
- Poppy Field near Argenteuil, 1873
- Camille Monet at a Window, Argenteuil, 1873
- The Walk near Argenteuil, 1873
- Camille and Jean Monet at the Garden of Argenteuil, 1873
- Camille in the Garden with Jean, 1873
- Woman Seated on a Bench, 1874
- The Artist’s Family in the Garden, 1875
- Camille Monet and a Child in the Artist’s Garden in Argenteuil, 1875
- Madame Monet Embroidering, 1875
- Gladiolas, 1876
- Camille Monet in Japanese Costume, 1876
- Camille in the Garden at Argenteuil, 1876
- Woman in Garden, 1876
- In the Meadow, 1876
- The Garden, Hollyhocks, 1877
- Camille on her Deathbed, 1879
Paintings by other artists
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Madame Monet and her son, National Gallery of Art
Édouard Manet, The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil, Metropolitan Museum of Art