Claude Monet - part 23 1897 - 1922 Water Lilies

Claude Monet 1910-26c 
Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.

For full biographical notes on Claude Monet see Part 1 - Introduction. For earlier works see parts 2 - 22 also. Note: Dates, sizes, and locations of works are as best as I found them. Apologies for any inaccuracies.

Water Lilies 1897 - 1922 (Part 1)



Water Lilies (or Nymphéas) is a series of approximately 250 works by Monet. The paintings depict the flower garden and water lily pond at Giverny, and were the main focus of his artistic output during the last thirty years of his life. Many of the works were painted while Monet suffered cataracts on his eyes. During the 1920s the French State built a pair of oval rooms at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, as a permanent home to eight water lily murals. Sixty water lily paintings were assembled from around the world for a special exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie in 1999.

In 2007 one of Monet’s water lily paintings sold for £18.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction in London. In 2008 another water lily painting sold for almost £41 million at Christie’s in London, almost double the pre-auction estimate of £18 - £24 million.

1897-8 Pink Water Lilies oil on canvas 81 x 100 cm Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome

1897-99 Water Lilies oil on canvas Private Collection

1897-99 Water Lilies oil on canvas

1897-99 Water Lilies, Evening Effect oil on canvas Neue Pinakothek, Munich

1898 Water Lilies oil on canvas 66 x 104.1 cm Los Angeles County Museum of Art CA

1903 Water Lilies 89 x 100 cm Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris.

1903 Water Lilies (The Clouds) oil on canvas 74.6 x 105.3 cm Private Collection

1903 Water Lilies oil on canvas 81.3 x 101.6 cm The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton OH

1903 Water Lilies oil on canvas
1903 Water Lilies oil on canvas Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris

1904 Water Lilies oil on canvas 89 x 92 cm Denver Art Museum, Denver CO

1904 Water Lilies oil on canvas 90 x 92 cm Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen

1904 Water Lilies oil on canvas Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux, Le Havre, France

1904 Water Lilies oil on canvas Private Collection

1905 Water Lilies  oil on canvas 81.9 x 101 cm The National Museum of Wales - Amgueddfa Cymru

1905 Water Lilies oil on canvas 89.5 x 100.3 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1905 Water Lilies oil on canvas 90 x 100 cm Private Collection

1905 Water Lilies oil on canvas Private Collection

1905 Water Lilies oil on canvas

1906-07 Water Lilies oil on canvas

1906 Water Lilies oil on canvas

1906 Water Lilies oil on canvas 81.6 x 92.7 cm The National Museum of Wales - Amgueddfa Cymru

1906 Water Lilies oil on canvas 87.6 x 92.7 cm Art Institute Chicago IL

1906 Water Lilies oil on canvas Private Collection

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 2

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 100 x 81 cm Kuboso Memorial Museum of Art, Osaka

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 100.5 x 73.4 cm Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation, Tokyo

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas Houston Museum of Fine Arts TX

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas Private Collection

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 81 x 92 cm Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas 96.8 x 98.4 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

1907 Water Lilies oil on canvas

1907c Water Lilies, Setting Sun oil on canvas 73 x 92.7 cm The National Gallery, London

1908 Water Lilies 81 x 81 cm Dallas Museum of Art TX

1908 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1908 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1908 Water Lilies oil on canvas 90 x 94 cm Private Collection

1908 Water Lilies oil on canvas 92 x 90 cm Worchester Art Museum MA

1908 Water Lilies oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm Private Collection 

1908 Water Lilies oil on canvas Private Collection

1908 Water Lilies oil on canvas

1908 Waterlilies  oil on canvas 100.7 x 81.3 cm Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales 

1914 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1914 Water Lilies oil on canvas

1914-17 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1914-17 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1914-17 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1914-17 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1914-17 Water Lilies oil on canvas 

1914-17 Water Lilies oil on canvas 181 x 201.6 cm National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

1914-17 Water Lilies oil on canvas 200 x 200 cm Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris

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