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MONET, Claude (1840 - 1926)

Date: 1905

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 81.9 x 101.0 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2484

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

In 1890 Monet bought the house at Giverny, north-west of Paris, where he lived for the rest of his life. In 1893 he purchased a large pond nearby, which he transformed into a water garden. From 1899 he became increasingly fascinated by the pond, its footbridge and the waterlilies (nymphéas) floating on its surface. Between 1903 and 1908 Monet painted his second series of water garden paintings. This is the earliest and most descriptive of the three Waterlilies purchased by Gwendoline Davies at Paris in 1913.

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Dancing Tom
23 June 2018, 11:39
This is a representation of the surface of a pond: It is a painting of something that is INVISIBLE.
S Edward Herman
31 October 2014, 23:24
Is your 1905 Monet still in your collection or has it been sold. We have been offered for purchase what appears to be the exact same painting whose Wildenstein Catalogue Raisonné number is 1679 on page 212.

Please let us know as quickly as possible.
25 October 2013, 10:16
mind boggling
Martyn Hutchison
16 August 2010, 09:10
Fabulous to see at close quarters.
Almost abstract.
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