The Info List - Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas

Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas
Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas
(Water Lily Pond; 1919) is one of the series of Water Lilies
Water Lilies
paintings by French impressionist artist Claude Monet.[1][2] It is an oil on canvas painting measuring 100x300 cm.


1 Exhibited 2 Provenance 3 Articles on this work 4 Posthumous Auction sales 5 See also 6 References 7 External links


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 2001 Sotheby's, New York, May 1971, (Auction Exhibition) London, Christie's, June 2008, (Auction Exhibition) Painted in 1919 in Giverny, it has been seen in public just once in the past 80 years.


1919 - acquired from the artist in November by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris 1921 - in January, is noted to be owned jointly by Bernheim-Jeune
and Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris 1922 - owned solely by Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (nos. 11874 and D13373), by 1922. Unknown - Jean d'Alayer (Mme d'Alayer, née Marie-Louise Durand-Ruel), Paris Unknown - Sam Salz, Inc., New York. 1968 - Mr and Mrs Norton Simon, Los Angeles, circa 1968 1971 - Sotheby's, New York, 5 May 1971, lot 41. 1971 - Mrs Elizabeth Clementine Miller Tangeman, Columbus, Indiana, acquired from the above for $320,000 1993 - J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller, acquired from the above, August 1993. 2008 - Christie's, London, 24 June 2008, lot 16. for £36.5m, overall price rose to over £40m with taxes. 2008 - Arts & Management International Ltd. for Private Collector

Articles on this work[edit]

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.

Posthumous Auction sales[edit]

1971 - Sotheby's, New York, May 1971, $320,000 2008 - Christie's, London, June 2008, $80,451,178 becoming an auction record for a painting by Claude Monet, and the second highest price for a work of art in Europe.

It was sold on 24 June 2008 at Christie's London auction rooms for £40.9m,[1] a world record for a Monet painting.[2] See also[edit]

(water lilies)


^ "Le Bassin aux Nympheas by Claude Monet". galleryintell.com. Retrieved 2 November 2016.  ^ Smart, Alastair (18 October 2014). "Why are Monet's water-lilies so popular?". The Telegraph. telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 

External links[edit]

Monet's Years at Giverny: Beyond Impressionism, exhibition catalog fully online as PDF from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on this work

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Women in the Garden
Women in the Garden
(1866) Garden at Sainte-Adresse
Garden at Sainte-Adresse
(1867) Regatta at Sainte-Adresse (1867) L'Enfant a la tasse
L'Enfant a la tasse
(1868) The Magpie (1868) Bain à la Grenouillère
Bain à la Grenouillère
(1869) Impression, Sunrise
Impression, Sunrise
(1872) Springtime (1872) Boulevard des Capucines (1873) Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat
Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat
(1874) Snow at Argenteuil
Snow at Argenteuil
(1875) Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son
Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son
(1875) Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil
Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil
(1875) Beach in Pourville
Beach in Pourville
(1882) Portrait of Père Paul
Portrait of Père Paul
(1882) The Cliff Walk at Pourville
The Cliff Walk at Pourville
(1882) Stormy Sea in Étretat
Stormy Sea in Étretat
(1883) Boating on the River Epte
Boating on the River Epte
(1890) Le Jardin de l'artiste à Giverny
(1900) San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk
San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk
(1908) The Doge's Palace Seen from San Giorgio Maggiore (1908) Le Grand Canal
Le Grand Canal
(1908) Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas
Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas
(1919) Water Lilies
Water Lilies

Painting series

Haystacks (1890–91) Poplars (1891) Rouen Cathedral (1892–94) Charing Cross Bridge (1899–1904) Houses of Parliament (1900–05) Water Lilies


Camille Doncieux
Camille Doncieux
(first wife) Alice Hoschedé
Alice Hoschedé
(second wife) Suzanne Hoschedé
Suzanne Hoschedé
(step-daughter) Blanche Hoschedé Monet
Blanche Hoschedé Monet
(step-daughter and daughter-in-law) Jean Monet (son) Michel Monet
Michel Monet
(son) Theodore Earl Butler
Theodore Earl Butler
(son-in-law, married Monet's step-daughters, Suzanne and Marthe) Jacques-François Ochard
Jacques-François Ochard
(teacher) Eugène Boudin
Eugène Boudin
(teacher) Ernest Hoschedé
Ernest Hoschedé
(patron) Paul Durand-Ruel
Paul Durand-Ruel


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