Inscription

lower left: Claude Monet

Provenance

Ernest Hoschedé [1837-1891], Paris; (Hoschedé sale, Paris, 5 June 1878, no. 48); purchased by A. Dachery, Paris; (Dachery sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 30 May 1899, no. 40). Ernest Cognacq [1839-1928], Paris; by inheritance to his grand-nephew Gabriel Cognacq [1880-1951], Paris; (Cognacq sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 14 May 1952, no. 49); acquired by (Alex Reid & Lefevre, London) probably for Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris;[1] sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York;[2] bequest 1970 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1940
Exposition du Centenaire Monet-Rodin, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1940, no. 1
1961
French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 28, repro., as Ships at Havre.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 82, repro
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, 1978, no. 32 (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978)
1986
Capolavori Impressionisti dei Musei Americani, Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples; Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, 1986-1987, no. 29, repro.
1986
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1986, no. 17, repro.
1989
Impressionisti della National Gallery of Art di Washington, Ala Napoleonica e Museo Correr, Venice, and Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1989, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1999
Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat.
1999
Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 39, repro.
2006
Monet in Normandy, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Cleveland Museum of Art, 2006-2007, no. 12, repro.
2010
A City for Impressionism: Monet, Pissarro and Gauguin in Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, 2010, no. 8, repro.
2014
Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2014-2015, no. 5, repro.
2015
Monet and the Birth of Impressionism, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 2015, no. 41, repro.
Bibliography
1968
Bodelsen, Merete. "Early Impressionist Sales 1874-94 in the light of some unpublished 'procès-verbaux.'" The Burlington Magazine (June 1968):340
1974
Wildenstein, Daniel. Claude Monet: biographie et catalogue raisonné. 5 vols. Lausanne and Paris, 1974-1991: 1:no. 210.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 244, repro., as Ships at Anchor on the Seine.
1978
Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 32, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 487, no. 721, color repro.
1985
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 280, repro.
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