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Le village de La Roche-Blond au soleil couchant by Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Le village de La Roche-Blond au soleil couchant, 1889

Oil on canvas
74 x 93 cm (29.13 x 36.61 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, London (02 Feb 2010)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Feb 2, 2010
Christie'sLondonImpressionist/Modern Evening Sale19
$****** - ******
Le village de La Roche-Blond au soleil couchant
May 3, 2006
Sotheby'sNew YorkImpressionist & Modern Art - Evening Sale11
$****** - ******
Le village de La Roche-Blond au soleil couchant
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Artwork Description



74 x 93 cm (29.13 x 36.61 in)


oil on canvas


signed 'Claude Monet' (lower right)


Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Paris, by whom acquired from the artist in June 1889. Williams and Everett, New York, by 1891. Mr. James F. Sutton, New York, by circa 1905. Mrs. J. Sutton, New York, by descent from the above;

sale, Plaza Hotel, New York, 16-17 January 1917, lot 154. Durand-Ruel, New York, by whom acquired at the above sale, until at least 1948. Anonymous sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 11 June 1958, lot 287. Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York. Meredith Long, Houston, by 1961. R.H. and Esther Goodrich, Austin, Texas, by whom acquired from the above circa 1962, and thence by descent;

sale, Sotheby's, New York, 3 May 2006, lot 11.

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


(probably) Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Monet-Rodin, June - July 1889, no. 140. Boston, Copley Hall, Monet-Rodin, March 1905, no. 77. Boston, Brooks Reed Gallery, 1920. Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Claude Monet, 1931, no. 87. Tokyo, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Monet: A Retrospective, February - April 1994, no. 50; this exhibition later travelled to Nagoya, City Art Museum, April - June 1994 and Hiroshima, Museum of Art, June - July 1994. Houston Museum of Fine Arts, on loan, 1962-1964. Houston, Kindcaid School, on loan, 1964. Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, on loan, 1980-2006.


'Claude Monet Exhibit Opens', in Boston Post, 15 March 1905. A. Alexandre, Claude Monet, Paris, 1921, p. 88. (probably) C. Geffroy, Claude Monet, sa vie, son temps, son oeuvre, Paris, 1922, p. 118. J. Rewald, 'Theo van Gogh, Goupil and the Impressionists', in Gazette des Beaux Arts, January - February 1973, p. 100 (appendix I). D. Wildenstein, Claude Monet, biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. III, Lausanne and Paris, 1979, no. 1237, pp. 126 and 244 in letter no. 950 (illustrated p. 127). D. Wildenstein, Monet, vie et oeuvre, vol. V, Lausanne and Paris, 1991, pp. 47, 114, D. 374. D. Wildenstein, Monet, catalogue raisonné, vol. III, Cologne, 1996, no. 1237 (illustrated p. 472, with the incorrect provenance and location).