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The Impressionist Spirit: An Important Private Collection

Claude Monet

Palmier à Bordighera

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May 17, 12:56 AM GMT


5,000,000 - 7,000,000 USD

Lot Details


The Impressionist Spirit: An Important Private Collection

Claude Monet

1840 - 1926

Palmier à Bordighera

stamped with the signature Claude Monet (lower right)

oil on canvas

24 by 29 ⅛ in. 60.9 by 73.9 cm.

Executed in 1884.

Please note that this work has been requested for inclusion in the forthcoming exhibition "Painting Paradise: The Mediterranean and Modernity" scheduled to be held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland from 3 October 2026 - 11 July 2027.

Michel Monet, Giverny (acquired by descent from the artist) 

Hans Haug, Strasbourg

Henry Dewez, Paris

Wildenstein & Co., New York (acquired from the above in 1966)

James K. Kessler, Libby, Montana (acquired from the above in 1983)

Schillay Fine Art, Inc., New York

Acquired from the above on 20 March 1997 by the present owner

Maurice Malingue, Claude Monet, Douze planches en couleurs, Monte Carlo, 1941, n.n., illustrated in color

Maurice Malingue, Claude Monet, Monaco, 1943, no. 110, illustrated

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. II, Lausanne, 1979, no. 876, p. 123, illustrated

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. V, Lausanne, 1991, no. 1339, p. 41

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, Cologne, 1996, no. 876, p. 329, illustrated in color; vol. I, p. 197, illustrated in color

Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, or the Triumph of Impressionism, Cologne, 1999, pp. 197-98, illustrated in color

Exh. Cat., Treviso, Casa dei Carraresi, L’Oro e l’azzurro: i colori del Sud da Cézanne a Bonnard, 2003-04, p. 20, illustrated

Christiane Éluère, Monet et la Riviera, Paris, 2006, p. 56; pp. 53-54 illustrated in color

London, Lefevre Gallery, XIX & XX Century French Paintings, 1968, no. 19, pl. 19, illustrated

Philadelphia, Armory of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, Centennial Fair in Celebration of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s 100th Birthday, 1975

Metropolitan Museum of Manila, The Inaugural Exhibition, 1976

Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Cinco siglos de art francés, 1977, no. 57, p. 49, illustrated

Wichita, Art Museum, 300 Years of French Painting, 1979, n.p.

Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum and New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Monet and the Mediterranean, 1997-98, no. 22, pp. 33, 92 and 94-95, illustrated in color

Wildenstein & Co., New York, Claude Monet (1840-1926), a Tribute to Daniel Wildenstein and Katia Granoff, 2007, no. 37, p. 312; p. 251, illustrated in color

Giverny, Musée des Impressionnismes, Le Jardin de Monet à Giverny: l’invention d’un paysage, 2009, no. 3, p. 136; p. 64, illustrated in color