MONET, Claude (1840 - 1926)
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.