Alice Hoschedé

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Claude Monet, Femme à l'ombrelle, tournée vers la droite, 1886, Suzanne Hoschedé, daughter of Alice Hoschedé

Alice Raingo Hoschedé Monet (February 19, 1844 – May 19, 1911) was the wife of department store magnate and art collector Ernest Hoschedé[1] and later of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

According to unsourced genealogical data reported by Michael Legrand, she was born Angélique Émilie Alice Raingo on 19 February 1844 in Paris to Denis Lucien Alphonse Raingo and his wife Jeanne Coralie Boulade.[2] In 1876, Ernest Hoschedé commissioned Monet to paint panels for his salon in the château de Rottembourg[3] at Montgeron, near Paris. Ernest Hoschedé went bankrupt in 1877.[4] Ernest, Alice, and their children moved into a house in Vétheuil with Monet, Monet's first wife Camille, and the Monets' two sons, Jean and Michel. Ernest, however, spent most of his time in Paris. After Camille Monet's death in 1879, Monet and Alice (along with the children from the two respective families) continued living together at Poissy and later at Giverny.

Ernest Hoschedé died in 1891 and Alice agreed to marry Monet in 1892.[5] Alice died in 1911.[6] Her children (by Ernest Hoschedé) were Blanche (who married Claude's son, Jean Monet), Germaine, Suzanne, Marthe, Jean-Pierre, and Jacques.[7]

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  1. ^ [1] MFA Boston: Street Singer by Manet.
  2. ^ [2] Michael Legrand Genealogy at GeneaNet.
  3. ^ Roe, Sue, The private lives of the impressionists, p. 157, Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 2006, ISBN 0-06-054558-5 ISBN 978-0-06-054558-1
  4. ^ [3] Heinrich, Christopher, Monet, Taschen, 2000.
  5. ^ [4] The Monet You Don't Know New York Sun, 28 Apr 2007.
  6. ^ [5] Claude Monet biography at
  7. ^ [6] Holmes, Caroline, Monet at Giverny, Sterling Publishing, 2003.