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The Cover
November 20, 2002

The Cliff, Etretat, Sunset

Author Affiliations

The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate, MD, Senior Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2002;288(19):2370. doi:10.1001/jama.288.19.2370

If the 1870s had ended badly for Claude Monet (1840-1926), the 1880s promised better. The early years of the 1870s had been happy enough: Impressionism had been born and Monet was its acknowledged leader. He, Camille, and their son Jean were living in Argenteuil. Just 20 minutes by rail from the Gare St-Lazare in Paris, the town was close enough to the stimulation of the city, yet far enough away for the tranquility of the countryside. Monet's colleagues and former fellow-students—among them Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Caillebotte, even Manet—visited frequently to exchange views and to paint. They left a visual record of the town recognized today as the "cradle of Impressionism." But in the midst of these images of a halcyon time, Camille's health had begun to decline; she died in 1879 after a lengthy illness, toward the end of which she had delivered the couple's second child (JAMA cover, August 28, 2002).

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