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overall: 100 x 81 cm (39 3/8 x 31 7/8 in.)  framed: 119.4 x 99.7 cm (47 x 39 1/4 in.)
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A founding member of the Impressionist movement in the late 1800s, Claude Monet was interested in direct observation and perceptual study, particularly depicting the effects of light and shadow on color. A proponent of en plein air painting, Monet is most famous for his series depicting haystacks (1891), poplars (1892), the Rouen Cathedral (1894), and water lilies (1910-20). In each series, Monet painted the same site repeatedly, recording how the appearance changed as the light shifted. His final mural-sized paintings depicting the pond on his Giverny estate feature water lilies and water emerging from almost-abstract compositions of broad strokes of bright color and intricately built-up textures. Shortly after Monet died at age 86, the French government installed his last water-lilies series in specially constructed galleries at the Orangerie in Paris, where they remain today.

High auction record
$110.7m, Sotheby's, 2019
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, de Young Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions
2019
Monet: The Late Yearsde Young Museum
Monet: The Late YearsKimbell Art Museum
2017
Monet: The Early YearsLegion of Honor
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Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875

Oil on canvas
39 3/8 × 31 7/8 in
100 × 81 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Washington
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overall: 100 x 81 cm (39 3/8 x 31 7/8 in.)  framed: 119.4 x 99.7 cm (47 x 39 1/4 in.)
Medium
Image rights
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

A founding member of the Impressionist movement in the late 1800s, Claude Monet was interested in direct observation and perceptual study, particularly depicting the effects of light and shadow on color. A proponent of en plein air painting, Monet is most famous for his series depicting haystacks (1891), poplars (1892), the Rouen Cathedral (1894), and water lilies (1910-20). In each series, Monet painted the same site repeatedly, recording how the appearance changed as the light shifted. His final mural-sized paintings depicting the pond on his Giverny estate feature water lilies and water emerging from almost-abstract compositions of broad strokes of bright color and intricately built-up textures. Shortly after Monet died at age 86, the French government installed his last water-lilies series in specially constructed galleries at the Orangerie in Paris, where they remain today.

High auction record
$110.7m, Sotheby's, 2019
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, J. Paul Getty Museum, de Young Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery
Selected exhibitions (3)
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