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Soleil sur la Petite Creuse by Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Soleil sur la Petite Creuse, 1889

Oil on canvas
73 x 92.7 cm (28.75 x 36.5 in)
Unique artwork
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Last recorded sale at Sotheby's, New York (14 Nov 2023)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 14, 2023
Sotheby'sNew YorkModern Evening Auction18
$****** - ******
Soleil sur la Petite Creuse
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Artwork Description



73 x 92.7 cm (28.75 x 36.5 in)


oil on canvas


signed Claude Monet (lower left)


Jean-Baptiste Faure, Paris (probably acquired directly from the artist)

The American Art Association, New York, 26 April 1895, lot 127

Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale)

Robert Treat Paine II, Boston (acquired from the above on 16 February 1916)

Thence by descent to the present owner


(probably) Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Monet-Rodin , 1889

(probably) New York, Union League Club, Monet , 1891, no. 72

Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, First International Exhibition , 1896, no. 193

Boston, Copley Hall, Monet-Rodin , 1905, no. 23

New York, Durand-Ruel Gallery, Monet , 1907, no. 6

Pittsburgh, Eleventh Annual Exhibition , 1907, no. 332

Boston, Brooks Reed Gallery, Tableaux Durand-Ruel , 1914

Saint Louis, City Art Museum, 1914-15

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts (on extended loan in 1917)

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Impressionist and Barbizon Schools , 1919-20

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Claude Monet Memorial Exhibition , 1927, no. 74

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts (on extended loan from 1984)

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and London, Royal Academy of Art, Monet in the 90s. The Series Paintings , 1989, no. 9, pl. 12, illustrated in color (titled The Petite Creuse (Sunlight) )

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Prized Possessions: European Paintings from Private Collections of Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston , 1992, no. 96, p. 183; pl. 132, p. 97, illustrated in color (titled The Petite Creuse (Sunlight) )

Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Art Gallery of New South Wales and Te Papa Tongarewa, The Museum of New Zealand, The World of Claude Monet, 2008-09

Vienna, Albertina, Claude Monet: A Floating World, 2018-19

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression, 2020-21

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Monet and Boston: Legacy Illuminated, 2021


Marthe de Fels, La Vie de Claude Monet , Paris, 1929, p. 235

Otto Reuterswärd, Monet , Stockholm, 1948, p. 286

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Biographie et catalogue raisonné , vol. III, Lausanne, 1979, no. 1232, pp. 124, 247-48; p. 125, illustrated; letter nos. 971, 975-76

Marianne Alphant, Claude Monet: une vie dans le paysage , Paris, 1993, p. 461

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Catalogue raisonné , vol. III, Cologne, 1996, no. 1232, p. 470; p. 469, illustrated in color


Property from the Descendants of Robert Treat Paine II

Claude Monet

1840 - 1926

Soleil sur la Petite Creuse

signed Claude Monet (lower left)

oil on canvas

28 ¾ by 36 ½ in. 73 by 92.6 cm.

Executed in 1889.