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Nature Morte Au Melon Despagne

Nature Morte Au Melon Despagne
90.1 x 68 cm
Medium :
Oil on canvas
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Signed 'Claude Monet' (lower right)
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Provenance :
Theulier, Paris (probably acquired from the artist, December 1879); Marsault, Paris; Boussod, Valadon, et Cie., Paris (acquired from the previous, 13 August 1889); Manzi, Paris (acquired from the previous, 13 August 1889); Anon. sale, Maitre P. Chevallier, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 7 May 1898, lot 42; Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris (acquired at the previous sale); Duncan Phillips, Washington, D.C. (acquired from the previous, 13 November 1926); Paul Rosenberg, Paris and Bordeaux (acquired from the previous, 1934); Confiscated from the previous by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR inv. No. PR 150), September 1941 and transferred to the Jeu de Paume, Paris; Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering (acquired from the previous, 14 September 1941); Galerie Theodor Fischer, Lucerne (exchanged with Goring's agent Walter Andreas Hofer through Hans Wendland, 10 April 1942); Restituted to Paul Rosenberg, Paris (3 June 1948); Otto Wertheimer, Paris (acquired from the previous); Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth (acquired from the previous, 19 June 1967); Acquired acquired from the previous by the late owners, 15 June 1994
Exhibition History :
St. Petersburg and Moscow, Societe imperiale d'encouragement des Arts en Russie, Art francais, 1899, no. 233; Brussels, La Libre Esthetique, Peintres Impressionnistes, 1904, p. 89, no. 96 (titled Fruits); London, Grafton Galleries, Pictures by Boudin..., 1905, no. 132; Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Exposition de natures mortes par Monet, Cezanne, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, A. Andre, G. d'Espagnat, Lerolle, April-May 1908, no. 7; Paris, Chambre syndicale de la curiosite et des beaux-arts, Exposition d'oeuvres d'art des XVIIIe, XIXe, et XXe siecles, April-May 1923, p. 57, no. 267 (titled Raison et melons); Paris, Galeries Georges Petit, Exposition Claude Monet organisee au benefice des victimes de la catastrophe du Japon, January 1924, p. 15, no. 53 (titled Nature morte: fruits); Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Still Life: Loan Exhibition Arranged by Students, April 1931, no. 13 (titled Still Life); New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, February-March 1949, no. 3 (dated 1880); New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., 19th Century French Paintings, October-November 1954, no. 11 (dated 1878); New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., One Hundred Years of Impressionism: A Tribute to Durand-Ruel, a Loan Exhibition for the Benefir of the New York University Art Collection, April-May 1970, no. 59 (illustrated; titled Nature Morte, Fruits and dated 1880-1885); The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings by Monet, March-May 1975, p. 100, no. 47 (illustrated, p. 101; dated 1880); University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Crisis of Impressionism, 1878-1882, November 1979-January 1980, p. 130, no. 29 (illustrated, p. 131); Amsterdam, The Van Gogh Museum and Paris, Musee d'Orsay, Theo van Gogh: Art Dealer, Collector and Brother of Vincent, June 1999-January 2000, p. 214, no. 117 (illustrated in color, p. 118); Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland, Monet: The Seine and the Sea, 1878-1883, August-October 2003, pp. 76 and 168, no. 21 (illustrated in color, p. 77)

Christie’s New York

Lot Number :
26 A
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