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Prairie à Giverny by CLAUDE MONET

CLAUDE MONET

(FRENCH, 1840 - 1926)

Prairie à Giverny , 1885

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

25.67 in. (65.20 cm.) (height) by 31.93 in. (81.10 cm.) (width)

Markings:

signed 'Claude Monet' (lower left)

Exhibited:

Lyon, Musée de Lyon, Salon du Sud-Est, June 1925, no. 1 (illustrated n.p.). Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Tableaux par Claude Monet, January 1928, no. 79, n.p. (dated '1883'). Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Claude Monet: an exhibition of paintings, August - September 1957, no. 75, p. 53 (illustrated pl. 21b; dated '1884' and titled 'A Field Near Giverny'); this exhibition later travelled to London, Tate Gallery, September - November 1957. Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery, on extended loan (April 1992 - October 2017). Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, American Impressionism: A New Vision, 1880-1900, July - October 2014, p. 72 (illustrated).

Literature:

L. Venturi, Les archives de l’impressionnisme, vol. I, New York & Paris, 1939, letter no. 250, p. 376 (as '1 toile prairie à Giverny'). D. Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1882-1886, Lausanne & Paris, 1979, no. 992, p. 162 (illustrated p. 163). D. Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. III, Cologne & Lausanne, 1996, no. 992, p. 372 (illustrated).

Provenance:

Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, by whom acquired directly from the artist on 23 April 1900. Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London (no. 2540), by whom acquired from the above on 15 February 1951. Major H. J. Dunsmuir, Ayrshire, by whom acquired from the above on 8 March 1951, and thence by descent to the present owner.

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