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Claude Monet. Agapanthus. 1914-26

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Agapanthus

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)

Date:
1914-26
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
6' 6" x 70 1/4" (198.2 x 178.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Sylvia Slifka in memory of Joseph Slifka
MoMA Number:
527.1992

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist, Giverny; by inheritance to his son Michel Monet (1878-1966), Giverny, 1926 [1]; sold to Katia Granoff, Paris, by 1958 [2]; sold to Joseph and Sylvia Slifka, New York, c. 1958/1959 [3]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Gift of Sylvia Slifka in memory of Joseph Slifka), 1992.
[1] Per catalogue raisonné Wildenstein (no. 1822).
[2] Not in Wildenstein. Per letter Katia Granoff, Paris, to Alfred Barr, New York, April 26, 1958, Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Granoff likely acquired the painting in 1956. See Michel Leja, "The Monet Revival and the New York School Abstraction," Paul Hayes Tucker, ed., Monet in the 20th Century, exh. cat. Boston: MFA, 1998, p. 100.
[3] Included in the exhibition Claude Monet: Seasons and Moments, New York: The Museum
of Modern Art, March 9 - May 15, 1960, and Los Angeles: LACMA, June 14-August 7, 1960, no. 114 ("Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Slifka, New York").

A Bed of Agapanthus
[Le Parterre aux agapanthes]

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