Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris (commissioned from the artist)
Georges Durand-Ruel, Paris (by descent from the above)
Private Collection, Paris (by descent from the above circa 1970 and sold: Sotheby's, London, December 5, 1979, lot 12)
Private Collection (acquired at the above sale)
William C. Dowling, St. Thomas
Private Collection (by descent from the above and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 6, 2004, lot 209)
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Nature Mortes, 1908, no. 11
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Monet, 1928, no. 61
Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Centenaire Monet-Rodin, 1940, no. 27
Georges Lecomte, L'Art Impressioniste, Paris, 1892, p. 198
Robert Gordon and Andrew Forge, Monet, New York, 1983, illustrated p. 219; also shown on the door in Paul Durand-Ruel's salon, p. 218
Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Biographie et Catalogue raisonné, vol. 2, Lausanne and Paris, 1991, no. 942, illustrated p. 351
Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, Catalogue raisonné, Cologne, 1996, no. 942, illustrated p. 351
As early as 1882, Paul Durand-Ruel commissioned Monet to execute a series of 36 paintings which were to decorate the six pairs of doors in his salon at no. 35 rue de Rome. The works are known as panels, even though they are paintings on canvas which enabled them to be easily moved. Although most of the door panels were completed by 1884, the present work was not finished until 1885.
The present work, installed on the lower right of door number 6 (fig. 1), remained in Paul Durand-Ruel's home until circa 1922 (fig. 2) when the doors were moved to the apartment of Georges Durand-Ruel in the rue Jouffroy.
Fig. 1, Door number 6, with the present work shown at the lower right
Fig. 2, Paul Durand-Ruel's salon, with door number 6 at right and the present work installed in the lower right corner
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