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MONET, Claude (1840 - 1926)


Date: 1906

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 81.6 x 92.7 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 2487

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

From the Japanese bridge in his water garden, Monet obtained a high viewpoint of the water and a correspondingly steep picture plane, uninterrupted by the shoreline. The reflective surface of a pond with its floating vegetation seems transformed into limitless space. In 1908 he wrote: 'These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession...yet I want to succeed in rendering what I perceive'. This is one of three Monet paintings of waterlilies (nymphas) purchased by Gwendoline Davies at Paris in 1913.


23 July 2020, 08:20
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S Edward Herman
31 October 2014, 22:56
This is my second comment/request.

Do you have the Wildenstein's Monet Catalogue Raisonne identification numbers for any Monet waterlily paintings from 1905 or 1906 in your collection or you may have exhibited on loan.

Thanks again.

S Edward Herman
S Edward Herman
31 October 2014, 22:50

Does the museum have any other "Nympheas" or water-lilies by Monet?

Can you send me the dimensions of this and any others?

Do you have any from 1905?

Have you exhibited on loan a "Nympheas" from 1905?

This all pertains to specific research I am compiling as to the beginnings of Monet' water lily series.

This is most important and if possible you could get back to me at my email address as soon as possible I would be most appreciative. Thank you.

S. Edward Herman

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