The beautiful park was established by Phillippe d'Orléans, Duke of Chartres. He bought the land in 1769 and employed Louis Carrogis Carmontelle to design the gardens in the informal style of the English Gardens, which he apparently loved. He also added statues and ancient ruin designs, including the columns and a pyramid.
In 1793, during the French Revolution, the Duke was executed by guillotine and the garden was taken into public ownership. 83 years later, Claude Monet painted the oil on canvas landscape below.
Title: Landscape: Parc Monceau, Paris 1876
Location of Original: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
I wonder Claude Monet he put his easel and canvas to paint the landscape? I asked the park security ladies if they knew where the painting was made. They looked at the print and replied sympathetically in French, "Alot has changed since the painting was made." They did not know the exact location.
Hmm, was Claude Monet here?
I gave up quickly on finding Claude Monet's inspiration, and instead, found my own. Just before I "clicked", a small child ran into my "masterpiece photo".
Pyramid in Park Moncuau...including "lovers on the side".
Parc Monceau. Parisian's "Just Livin".
The Children of Parc Monceau...were Everywhere.