National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Cradle - Camille with the Artist's Son Jean Claude Monet (artist)
French, 1840 - 1926
The Cradle - Camille with the Artist's Son Jean, 1867
oil on canvas
overall: 116.2 x 88.8 cm (45 3/4 x 34 15/16 in.) framed: 150.5 x 122.6 cm (59 1/4 x 48 1/4 in.)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
On View
From the Tour: Manet and His Influence
Object 5 of 8


Dr. Georges de Bellio [1828-1894], Paris; probably by inheritance to M and Mme [she née Victorine de Bellio,1863-1958] Ernest Donop de Monchy, Paris.[1] Sold 1907 for or by von Tschudi through (Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Paris).[2] (Galerie Caspari, Munich)in 1916.[3] Mrs. Meta Schütte, Bremen, by c. 1919 and probably in Schütte family collection until c. 1948;[4] by inheritance to her granddaughter and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. F.M. Oelze, Bremen.[5] (E.J. van Wisselingh and Co., Amsterdam); sold February 1951 to (Wildenstein and Co., London, New York, and Paris);[6] by whom sold December 1956 to Arnold Kirkeby, New York; (his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 19 November 1958, no. 12); Mr. and Mrs. George Friedland, Merion, Pennsylvania; (their sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 13 December 1961, no. 80). (M. Knoedler & Co., London, New York and Paris); sold January 1965 to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1983 to NGA.

[1] No. 85 bis in inventory of de Bellio collection cited in Remus Niculescu, "Georges de Bellio, l'Ami des Impressionistes (I)," Paragone no. 247, September 1970, p. 52. See also letter from Niculescu to Paul Mellon, dated 12 April 1970, in NGA curatorial files.

[2] According to Wildenstein 1974, no. 101.

[3] According to 1961 Parke-Bernet sales catalogue.

[4] Published by Emil Waldmann, "Bremer Privatsammlungen," Kunst und Künstler XVII, 1919, p. 176. Also published as Schütte collection in the listing of "Monet paintings in some well-known museums and private collections" included in Oscar Reuterswärd, Monet, En konstnärshistorik, Stockholm, 1948, p. 279.

[5] According to 1961 Friedland sales catalogue.

[6] See letter dated 18 June 1999 from Wildenstein & Co. regarding date of acquisition from Van Wissellingh and sale to Kirkeby (in NGA curatorial files).

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