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Le bassin aux nymphéas by Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Le bassin aux nymphéas, 1919

Oil on canvas
100.4 x 201 cm (39.53 x 79.13 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, London (24 Jun 2008)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Jun 24, 2008
Christie'sLondonImpressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale16
$****** - ******
Le bassin aux nymphéas
Artwork Description



100.4 x 201 cm (39.53 x 79.13 in)


oil on canvas


signed and dated 'Claude Monet 1919' (lower right)


Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, by whom acquired from the artist in November 1919; Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, and Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, by January 1921; Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (nos. 11874 and D13373), by 1922; Jean d'Alayer (Mme d'Alayer, née Marie-Louise Durand-Ruel), Paris, by whom acquired from the above; Sam Salz, Inc., New York. Mr and Mrs Norton Simon, Los Angeles, circa 1968; their sale, Sotheby's, New York, 5 May 1971, lot 41; Mrs Elizabeth Clementine Miller Tangeman, Columbus, Indiana, by whom acquired at the above sale; Acquired from the above by the late owners in August 1993.


Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Monet, January - February 1921, no. 44 or 45. Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Art and Science in Gardens, June - July 1922, no. 101. New York, Durand Ruel Galleries, Waterlilies by Claude Monet, February 1924, no. 1-4. Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Hommage à Claude Monet, 1926. Philadelphia, Arts Club, Monet, Memorial Exhibition, April 1927, no. 6.


M. Ciolkowska, 'Monet: His Garden, His World', in International Studio, February 1923, no. 309, pp. 371-377 (illustrated p. 378). D. Rouart, J.-D. Rey & R. Maillard, Monet: Nymphéas, Paris, 1972, (illustrated p. 174). M. Hoog, Monet, Paris, 1978, no. 80 (illustrated). R. Gordon & C.F. Stuckey, 'Blossoms and Blunders: Monet and the State', in Art in America, January - February 1979, p. 110. D. Wildenstein, Claude Monet: biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, 1899-1926, Lausanne and Paris, 1985, no. 1890, p. 288 (illustrated p. 289). D. Wildenstein, Claude Monet: catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, Cologne, 1996, no. 1890 (illustrated p. 897). S. Muchnic, Odd Man In: Norton Simon and the Pursuit of Culture, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1998, pp. 192-193. P. Hayes Tucker, 'The Revolution in the Garden: Monet in the Twentieth Century', in exh. cat., Monet in the Twentieth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1999, pp. 79 and 218.