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Title:

Rocks at Port-Coton, the Lion Rock, Belle Ile

Maker:

Monet, Claude; painter; French artist, 1840-1926

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

1886

Production
Note:

Painted during Monet's visit to the west coast of Brittany in the autumn and winter of 1886.

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 65.4, cm
width, 81.2, cm

Acquisition:

allocated; 1998; H.M. Government

Provenance:

Bought from Monet by Boussod, Valadon & Cie, April 1887 (stockbook entry on this painting quoted in Stolwyck & Thompson, 1999); Poidatz; his sale, Paris, Drouot, 15 March 1888 (lot 62); Dupuis; sale Paris, Drouot, 10 June 1891 (lot 41); Leclanche; his sale, Paris, Drouot, 6 November 1924 (lot 60); with E.J. van Wisselingh, Amsterdam; M.P. Voute; O. Rebholz; with Durand Ruel, Paris; Wilhelm Weinberg, Scarsdale, USA; his sale, Sotheby's, 10 July 1957 (lot 27), where bought by Mrs Oliver Parker; by descent to T.O. Parker

Acquisition Credit:

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax.

Inscription(s):

date; lower right; 86
signature; lower right; Claude Monet

Exhibition(s):

Private View: Works from the Collections of Twenty friends of the Tate Gallery. 1963
Venue: Tate Gallery, London?
Catalogue number: 124

Impressionism, its Masters, its Precursors and its Influence in Britain. 1974
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London
Catalogue number: 76

[On loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum since 1983]. 1983
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)

Monet-Rodin. 1990
Venue: George Petit, Colmar, Paris
Catalogue number: 95

Claude Monet, Seasons and Moments. 1960
Venue: Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Catalogue number: 39

Théo van Gogh 1857-1891 - Art dealer, collector and brother of Vincent. 1999
Venue: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Catalogue number: 108

Documentation:

, The Fitzwilliam Museum1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 112

House, John et. al.. 1977. Monet.p. 413
no. 1091

Wildenstein, Daniel. 1979. Claude Monet, biographie et catalogue raisonné.Lausanne: p. 200, 201

Wildenstein, Daniel. 1979. Claude Monet, biographie et catalogue reisonné.Lausanne: p. 232
letter no. 855

Stolwyck, Chris. Thomson, Richard. 1999. Théo van Gogh 1857-1891 - Art dealer, collector and brother of Vincent.Amsterdam: p. 110, 214

Calonne, A. de. L' art contre nature.
Source Title: Soleil(23-1889)
p. 1

La curiosité Vente Leclanche.
Source Title: Bulletin de la Vie Artistique(15-1924)
p. 370

Accession:

Object Number: PD.27-1998
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 1237; input: 2000-01-20; modified: 2011-12-16)

Related
Resource:

Education Resources - Factsheets (pdf)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/1237





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