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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION

Claude Monet
CÔTE PRÈS DE HONFLEUR
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 EUR
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FRENCH COLLECTION

Claude Monet
CÔTE PRÈS DE HONFLEUR
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Claude Monet
1840 - 1926
CÔTE PRÈS DE HONFLEUR
signed Cl Monet (lower right)
pastel on paper
17,9 x 22,7 cm; 7 x 9 in.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Monet Digital Catalogue Raisonné, being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.

Provenance

Gabriela Zapolska, Paris
Private collection, Paris

Catalogue Note

This beautiful pastel drawing, sketched from the motif, testifies to Claude Monet’s interest in atmospheric studies and effects of light which would characterize his entire oeuvre. The free treatment induced by the pastel medium, allowed him to quickly capture the subtleties of colour and the variations of the seascape. With this very accomplished view of the Normandy coast near Honfleur we are clearly situated at the eve of the great aesthetic transformations that Monet would bring about as figure head of the Impressionist movement. This work is stylistically very close to other pastels dating from the end of the 1860s. The subject is clearly related to a work which depicts the same seaside bank below Honfleur (Wildenstein, Volume.V, n. 24, p. 159) and the signature is similar to one found on a drawing precisely dated to 1868 (Wildenstein, Volume.V, n. 20, p. 158).

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