This work has been requested for the forthcoming exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: From Monet to Matisse, which will be shown at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 10 October 2015 to 3 January 2016 and at the Royal Academy in London from 30 January to 17 April 2017.
Oil on canvas
Excellent condition. Original canvas. The work has been strip lined thinly on the edges for support. Under UV light, three very thin vertical lines, in the upper left corner, tiny spots of inpainting visible on the upper edge of the canvas. Otherwise the work is in excellent condition. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
31 7/8 by 25 1/2 in.
Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Monet-Rodin, 1889, no. 52 New York, Union League Club, Monet, 1891, no. 71 Boston, Copley Hall, Monet-Rodin, 1905, no. 76 Boston, Walter Kimball Gallery, Plein-air Art, 1905 New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Monet, 1907, no. 5 New York, Fearson Gallery, French Painters of the 19th Century, 1924, no. 3 New York, Wildenstein & Co., One Hundred Years of Impressionism, 1970, no. 101
P.H. "Exposition de Monet," L'Art dans les deux Mondes, Paris, February 28, 1891, p. 173 International Studio, September 1909, illustrated pl. LVIII Gustave Geoffroy, Claude Monet, sa vie, son temps, son oeuvre, Paris, 1922, p. 188 Louis Vauxcelles, "Claude Monet", L'Amour de l'Art, Paris, August 1922, p. 235 Maurice Malingue, Claude Monet, Monaco, 1943, pp. 97, 147, illustrated Oskar Reutersward, Monet, Stockholm, 1948, p. 134, illustrated p. 138 Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. I, Lausanne & Paris, 1975, no. 680, illustrated p. 404 Claude Monet-Auguste Rodin, Centenaire de l'exposition de 1889 (exhibition catalogue), Musée Rodin, Paris, 1989, no. 52, illustrated p. 82 Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. V, Paris, 1991, p. 36 Virginia Spate, Claude Monet, Life and Work, London, 1992, p. 144 Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, Cologne, 1996, no. 680, illustrated p. 256
Galerie Durand- Ruel, Paris (acquired from the artist) Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York (acquired from the above) Catholina Lambert, Paterson, New Jersey (acquired from the above on December 24, 1890) Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the above on April 26, 1904) Hugo Reisinger, New York (acquired from the above on January 26, 1907) Mrs. Charles Greenough, New York (inherited from the above 1924) Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York Georges Lurcy, New York Estate of Georges Lurcy, New York (sale: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 7, 1957, lot 32) C. Douglas Dillon, New York (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby’s, New York May 9, 1989, lot 18) Seibu Department Store, Tokyo (acquired at the above sale) Private Collection Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., New York (acquired from the above) Acquired from the above in 2000
Signed Claude Monet and dated 81 (lower right)
Painted in 1881.
Property from an Important American Private Collection
1840 - 1926