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Claude Monet

1840 - 1926

In the spring of 1883 Monet moved to the attractive surroundings of Giverny where he was to live until his death in 1926. Giverny was close to the small town of vernon on the banks of the Eure. Writing on 3 July 1883 to Paul Durand-Ruel Monet enthused, ''Le pays est superbe''. He executed the present picture during the summer of 1883 and sent it to Durand-Ruel in a consignment on 9 November. In the accompanying letter Monet wrote ''Ainsi que je vous l'ai annoncT, vous recevez une caisse de tableaux dont ci-inclus la liste. J'espTre qu'ils seront a votre gout. Ills sont un peu frais, je vous recommande d'y faire attention'' (Wildenstein loc.cit)

In 1886 Paul Durand-Ruel accepted an invitation from James Sutton of the American Art Association to put on a exhibition of Impressionists in New York. A selection of over 300 pictures included 48 by Monet. The response from American collectors was such that by 1888 Durand-Ruel had established a gallery in an apartment he rented on Fifth Avenue. Here Catholina Lambert returned in 1888 this picture, which he had acquired from Durand-Ruel shortly before, in exchange for other pictures by Monet. Lambert was born in Yorkshire before emigrating to America at the age of seventeen and subsequently made his fortune in the silk and textile industry. He was a voracious collector who by the mid 1890's owned over 1,000 pictures.

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Sous les peupliers
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Nympheas W1684
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