As one of the pioneers of en plein air (open air) painting, Monet produced his work outdoors instead of in the confines of a studio. To aid in this he built a studio boat so that he could have the advantages of a studio while out on the river. Although he was generally careful with money, he was never one to skimp on professional expenses, and would have viewed the boat as a sound investment. He took great pride in his studio boat, and it is featured in a number of his pieces. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its bold brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style frame is cast in quality designer resin in a deep ebony hue highlighted by a faux mat and a classic, understated border in an antique gold finish.