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Claude Monet. The Japanese Footbridge. c. 1920-22

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The Japanese Footbridge

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

c. 1920-22
Oil on canvas
35 1/4 x 45 7/8" (89.5 x 116.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Grace Rainey Rogers Fund
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist; by inheritance to Michel Monet (1878-1966), Giverny, 1926 [1]; [Mme. L. Mortier] [2]; M. Knoedler & Co., New York; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 1956 [3].
[1] Per catalogue raisonné Wildenstein (no. 1932).
[2] According to the provenance given in the catalogue raisonné, the work was owned by "Mme L. Mortier" after Michel Monet and before it was sold by Knoedler & Co., New York. The Museum's registrar's files, however, indicate that Knoedler acquired the painting from Michel Monet.
[3] Acquired from Knoedler & Co., New York, May 14, 1956 (title: Nenuphars). Collection files 242.1956, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Le Pont japonais / The Japanese Bridge
Pond and Covered Bridge
[Le Pont japonais]

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