|Monet, Regatta at Sainte-Adresse|
p 652 | Claude Monet, Regattas at Argenteuil.The Regatta at Sainte-Adresse (1867); Regatta Society of Le Havre.
A regatta probably looked a lot like this.
By the 1870s, about 200 sailboats were moored in the Argenteuil basin. Many were owned by Parisians (only a half-hour away by train), but others could be rented. Renoir’s painting shows the boats & spectators at a regatta. At least two were run every month between early spring and fall.
|Renoir, A Regatta at Argenteuil|
Vittore Carpaccio, Legend of St. Ursula (large)