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San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight

MONET, Claude (1840 - 1926)

San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight

Date: 1908

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 65.2 x 92.4 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2485

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

A view of the monastery island of San Giorgio, painted from the south-eastern end of Venice. On the right are faintly visible the dome of Santa Maria della Salute and the mouth of the Grand Canal. Every evening in late November 1908, Monet and his wife made gondola trips to enjoy 'these splendid sunsets which are unique in the world'. This work was purchased by Gwendoline Davies in 1912, directly from Monet's exhibition of his Venetian Scenes in Paris.


Marc Haynes Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
20 September 2018, 10:46
Hi Tony,

Thank you for your enquiry. This painting is back on display in Gallery 16 at National Museum Cardiff.

Best wishes,

Digital Team
Tony R
19 September 2018, 16:44
Is this piece back on display at your museum?
Shunji Funaki
30 March 2017, 16:47
Seventy works National Museum Cardiff owns will be shown at a gallery in Hiroshima from 1st April through 28th May. One of them is "San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight". In addition, Rossetti's "Fair Rosamund" will be on display. It is interesting to note that he was a poet.

Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
6 February 2017, 12:18

Hi there Tony

Further to my earlier comment, I can confirm that San Giorgio Maggiore in Twilight is off display for conservation work at the moment, and is then part of the 6 venue Japan tour between March 2017 and June 2018. Once it is back from touring, the aim will be to redisplay it here in Cardiff.

Best wishes,


Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
6 February 2017, 10:28

Hi there Tony,

Thanks for your enquiry. I will check with the Department of Art and get back to you.

Best wishes,

Digital Team

Tony Jackson
3 February 2017, 16:25
I read in another comment that the Monet painting "San Giorgio di Maggiore by Twilight" is on an international tour and will not be back in the museum until mid 2018. Can you tell me anything about this tour? This is my favorite painting and I would love to see it if possible. Thank you for your assistance.
Amgueddfa Cymru
2 December 2016, 09:47
Dear Natalie P,
Thank for your enquiry - Unfortunately San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight will not be on display on 4 January 2017. It is part of an international tour and will not be back on display until the summer of 2018.

Apologies for any inconvenience,
Digital Team, Amgueddfa Cymru
Natalie P.
1 December 2016, 04:09
Will the San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight be on display in this museum on January 4, 2017?
Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
21 July 2016, 15:43

Hi there PK

Thank you for your intriguing enquiry!

This painting belonged to Gwendoline and Mary Davies, who bequeathed it to the museum in the 1950s. It has remained in our collection ever since.

Venice was of course a very popular subject matter for Monet and so it may be that you have a different painting in mind. I will pass on this enquiry to our curators in case they would like to add any information.

All the best,

Digital Team

21 July 2016, 14:29
Dear Sara,
I'm interested to know if the painting
San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight by
MONET, Claude (1840 - 1926)
still belongs to the museum?
It's interesting to know that the news I've read about this painting being one of the painting that has been seized by the USA investigation team on the corruption case linking to Malaysia's public funds company 1MDB .

Thank you .

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