Alice Hoschedé was the second wife of Claude Monet. She began an affair with Monet in 1878-9 when she was still married to the collector Ernest Hoschedé.
Beset by financial crises, the Hoschedés and the Monets had set up a joint household at Vétheuil on the Seine. Camille Monet died of tuberculosis in 1879 and Ernest Hoschedé left for Paris hoping to regain his fortune. Monet and Alice eventually married in 1892 after the death of Hoschedé.
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