American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northern France, a residential and industrial suburb of Paris on the Seine River. It grew around a convent founded by Charlemagne in the seventh century. Population: 101,000.
“Those who believe the Trier tradition claim on the contrary that the relic of Argenteuil, which is woven of fine wool and is of a reddish brown colour, is not a tunic but a mantle.”
“At this distance there is a village which the inhabitants call Argenteuil, where the Holy Coat of Our Lord is said to be preserved.”
“He lives with his wife Julie and their children Louis (12) and Madeleine (11) in Colombes, across the Seine from Argenteuil, in Impressionist country northwest of Paris.”
“Yet it was sunny, outdoor scenes by major Impressionists that largely captured collectors' attention, particularly Gustave Caillebotte's 1883 river view "Bridge at Argenteuil and the Seine," which sold to a telephone bidder for $18 million, a new auction record for the artist.”
“One of the book's most compelling sections weaves together the varied auction history of Claude Monet's "Le Pont du chemin de fer à Argenteuil," an exemplary Impressionist landscape.”
“He grew up in a family of Argenteuil craftsmen, but by his early 20s he had fallen in with mavericks like Henri Matisse, who were using Technicolor palettes to convey emotion and summery heat in their paintings.”
“The art collection Mr. Shorenstein amassed with his late wife, Phyllis, included Gustave Caillebotte 's cheery river view from 1882, "The Seine at Argenteuil.”
“By the time he moved here, Monet had lived in Le Havre, Paris, Etretat, Argenteuil, Veutheil.”
“Paris comes next, with the Saint-Lazare rail station filled with steam engines belching iridescent smoke, and the city's pastoral environs: the poppy fields and puffy clouds of Argenteuil, the glinting ice floes of the frozen Seine at V é theuil in 1880 and the shimmering river near the village of "Lavacourt" (1880).”
“Three paintings in this sale with ties to the famed H.O. Havemeyer collection found buyers, led by Monet's "Voilier sur le petit bras de la Seine, Argenteuil.”
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