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As if on the water, we look onto a pale turquoise footbridge that arches over a pond lined with tall grasses and filled with petal pink and butter yellow waterlilies in this horizontal landscape painting. In the top third of the composition, the shallowly arched bridge nearly touches the top edge of the canvas, and it extends off each side. The shadows on the bridge are painted with eggplant purple. Bands of waterlilies gently zigzag into the distance on the surface of the water. The spring and kelly green grasses growing along the banks fill the space around and over the pond, and they blend into a screen of trees beyond that enclose the scene. The green of the grasses and trees is reflected in the surface of the water, as is the underside of the bridge. The scene is loosely painted with touches of vibrant color. The artist signed and dated the work with dark paint in the lower right corner: “Claude Monet 99.”

Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge, 1899, oil on canvas, Gift of Victoria Nebeker Coberly, in memory of her son John W. Mudd, and Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1992.9.1

西館のハイライト (West Building tour in Japanese)

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • West Building, Main Floor - Rotunda


3月 5, 15, 18 at 12:00 p.m. (March)
4月 2, 12, 15 at 12:00 p.m. (April)
5月 7, 10, 20 at 12:00 p.m. (May)
6月 4, 14, 17 at 12:00 p.m. (June)