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Le grand canal by Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Le grand canal, 1908

Oil on canvas
73 x 92 cm (28.74 x 36.22 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Sotheby's, London (03 Feb 2015)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Feb 3, 2015
Sotheby'sLondonImpressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale15
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Le grand canal
Nov 2, 2005
Sotheby'sNew YorkImpressionist & Modern Art - Part I12
$****** - ******
Le grand canal
Nov 15, 1989
Sotheby'sNew YorkImpressionist & Modern Paintings & Sculpture Part I23
$****** - ******
Le grand canal
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Artwork Description



73 x 92 cm (28.74 x 36.22 in)


oil on canvas


signed Claude Monet and dated 1908 (lower right)


Galerie Bernheim-Jeune & Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (purchased jointly from the artist in May 1912); Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York Hunt Henderson, New Orleans (acquired from the above on October 1913);

Private Collection, U.S.A. (by descent from the above. Sold:

Sotheby’s, New York, 15th November 1989, lot 23);

Private Collection, Japan (purchased at the above sale; Sold:

Sotheby’s, New York, 2nd November 2005, lot 12); Purchased at the above sale by the present owner.


Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Monet, Venise, 1912, no. 4 Paris, Galerie Manzi-Joyant, Art Moderne, 1913, no. 71 Saint Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, circa 1979 (on loan) Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Monet and the Mediterranean, 1997, no. 78, illustrated in color in the catalogue London, Royal Academy of Arts, Monet in the 20th Century, 1999, no. 49, illustrated in color in the catalogue London, The National Gallery, 2006-2014 (on loan)


Arsène Alexandre, ‘La vie artistique, Claude Monet et Venise’, in Le Figaro, Paris, 29th May 1912, mentioned p. 4 Gustave Geffroy, ‘La Venise de Claude Monet’, in La Dépêche, Paris, 30th May 1912, mentioned p. 1 Henri Genet, ‘Beaux-Arts et Curiosité. ‘Les Venises’ de Claude Monet’, in L’Opinion, Paris, 1st June 1912, mentioned p. 698 Georges Lecomte, ‘Un radieux poème à la gloire de Venise’, in Le Matin, Paris, 3rd June 1912, mentioned p. 6 André Michel, ‘Promenade aux Salons’, in Journal des Débats, Paris, 5th June 1912, mentioned p. 1 ‘Art et Curiosité. Venise vue par Claude Monet’, in Le Temps, Paris, 11th June 1912, mentioned p. 4 ‘Vision d’art. Venise par Claude Monet’, in Le Gaulois, Paris, 14th June 1912, mentioned p. 1 Gustave Geffroy, Claude Monet, sa vie, son temps, son œuvre, Paris, 1922, discussed pp. 317-318 Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Biographie et catalogue raisonné, Paris & Lausanne, 1985, vol. IV, no. 1739, illustrated p. 233; letter no.2012a, p. 385; documentation nos. 240 & 241 Philippe Piquet, Monet et Venise, Paris, 1986, no. 2, illustrated p. 690 Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Biographie et catalogue raisonné, Paris & Lausanne, 1991, vol. V, no. 1739, listed p. 53 Paul Hayes Tucker, Claude Monet, Life and Art, New Haven & London, 1995, illustrated p. 200 Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, catalogue raisonné, Cologne, 1996, vol. IV, no. 1739, illustrated p. 810 Stephan Koja, Claude Monet, Munich & New York, 1996, illustrated p. 150 Monet. Atti del convegno (exhibition catalogue), Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso, 2002, illustrated p. 85