Oil on canvas
Excellent condition. Original canvas. The thick areas of impasto are beautifully intact. There is are some insignificant drying cracks in small areas of purple pigment. Under UV light, apart from a tiny retouch in the extreme lower right corner in the primed canvas, there is no evidence of retouching. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
47 1/2 by 39 1/2 in.
Basel, Kunsthalle, Impressionisten, 1949, no. 201 Zurich, Kunsthaus, Claude Monet, 1840-1926, 1952, no. 125 (titled Champ d'Iris) Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Claude Monet, 2001, no. 54, illustrated in color in the catalogue Bronx, The New York Botanical Garden, Monet's Garden, 2012, no. 4, illustrated in color in the catalogue
Gaston Bachelard, "Les Nymphéas ou les surprises d'une aube d'été," Verve, vol. VII, Paris, 1952, illustrated in color Denis Rouart, Jean-Dominique Rey & Robert Maillard, Monet Nymphéas, ou le miroir du temps, Paris, 1972, illustrated p. 189 Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, Catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, Lausanne, 1985, no. 1825, illustrated p. 265 Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, Catalogue raisonné, vol. IV, Cologne, 1996, no. 1825, illustrated p. 865
Michel Monet E. & Alice Tériade (1947 and sold: Christie's, New York, November 8, 2000, lot 26) Private Collection, United Kingdom (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, London, June 21, 2004, lot 17) Dickinson Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present owner
Stamped with the artist's signature (lower right); stamped with the artist's signature on the reverse
Property from an Important Private European Collection
1840 - 1926