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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Claude Monet
PÉNICHES À ASNIÈRES
Estimate
1,500,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 2,434,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Claude Monet
PÉNICHES À ASNIÈRES
Estimate
1,500,0002,000,000
LOT SOLD. 2,434,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Claude Monet
1840 - 1926
PÉNICHES À ASNIÈRES
Signed Claude Monet (lower right)
Oil on canvas
21 5/8 by 29 1/8 in.
55 by 74 cm
Painted in 1873.
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Provenance

(possibly) Meixmoron de Dombasle (on consignment in June 1875)

Comte Armand Doria, Orrouy, France (sold: Georges Petit, Paris, May 4-5, 1899, no. 193)

Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired at the above sale)

Boussod, Valadon et Cie, Paris, (in 1901)

Henry Osborne Havemeyer, New York (1901)

Adaline Havemeyer Frelinghuysen, Far Hills, New Jersey (circa 1929 and until at least 1957)

Private Collection, United States

E.V. Thaw, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1990s

Exhibited

Saint Louis, City Art Museum & Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Claude Monet, 1957, no. 20

Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts, Claude Monet, 1958, no. 10

Literature

H.O. Havemeyer Collection, New York, 1931, p. 412 (titled The Barges at Argenteiul)

M. Rostand, Quelques amateurs de l'époque impressionniste (unpublished thesis), L'École du Louvre, Paris, 1955, pp. 132 & 135

Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, Biographie et Catalogue raisonné, vol. I, Lausanne & Paris, 1974, no. 270, illustrated p. 229

Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, Catalogue raisonné, vol., II, Cologne, 1996, no. 270, illustrated p. 116

Catalogue Note

Painted at the dawn of the Impressionist movement in 1873, Monet's depiction of the barges on the Seine forecasts a theme that would dominate the artist's production of the 1870s.  The defining aesthetic of Impressionism is fully apparent in the present work, which Monet painted en plein air.  With his easel positioned along the banks of the river, he was able to capture the light as it reflected off the surface of the water.

For nearly ninety years, the present work was a part of the esteemed collection of the Havemeyer family, who were the pioneer collectors of Impressionist art in the United States.  The lion's share of the family's collection was gifted to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but a few pictures, including the present work, remain in private hands.

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