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Inscription

lower right, last number illegible: Claude Monet / 188[?]

Provenance

Purchased November 1880 from the artist by Cahuzac. Dr. Filleau, Paris; purchased September 1883 by (Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York); sold July 1891 to Potter [1826-1902] and Bertha [1849-1918] Palmer, Chicago. (Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York), in 1892. William H. Fuller [d. 1902], New York, in 1893. (Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York), in 1897. Edward C. [d. 1915] and Mary Griffin [1855-1937] Walker, Willistead Manor, Walkerville, Ontario, and Washington, by 1907;[1] bequest 4 May 1937 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1882
Possibly 7me Exposition des Artistes Independants [Seventh Impressionist Exhibition], Paris, 1882, no. 91.[1]
1913
Loan Exhibition of Pictures Owned in Detroit, Detroit Museum of Art, 13-27 February 1913, no. 26.
1915
Exhibition of Paintings by French Impressionists, Detroit Museum of Art, November 1915, no. 32.
1957
Claude Monet, Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1957, no. 4, as Poplars.
1957
Monet, City Art Museum of St. Louis, Missouri, 1957, no. 4, as Poplars.
1958
A Selection of Paintings from the Edward C. Walker and Mary Walker Collection, Willistead Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario, 8-29 October 1958, no. 12, as Willows by the River's Edge.
1958
Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Claude Monet, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, 3 January-2 February 1958, no. 14, as The Poplars.
1959
French Masterworks: A Loan Exhibition from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1 July-13 August 1959, no. 18.
1959
Loan Exhibition. Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art: A Benefit Exhibition in Honor of the Gallery's Centenary, Wildenstein, New York, 28 January-7 March 1959, unnumbered cat., repro., as Willows of Vétheuil.
1971
Claude Monet: 40th Anniversary Exhibition, 1931-1971, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, September 1971, no. 1
1972
Conservation in the Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 September-22 October 1972, unpublished checklist, as Willows of Vetheuil.
1983
La Vie Moderne: Nineteenth Century French Art from the Corcoran Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Georgia; Mary and Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Tampa Museum; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Akron Art Museum, 1983-1985, no. 30, as Willows at Vétheuil.
1983
Sargent's Contemporaries, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 4 June - 28 August 1983, unpublished checklist, no. 17.
1986
Claude Monet, Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, May-June 1986.
2011
A Passion for Nature: Landscape Painting from 19th Century France, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 15 October 2011 - 20 February 2012, no catalogue, as Willows at Vetheuil.
2014
Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2014.
Exhibition History Notes

[1] No. 91 in this exhibition may be the NGA painting or another Monet painting of the same subject, identified in the 1996 catalogue raisonné as being in a Japanese private collection.

Bibliography
1959
Corcoran Gallery of Art. Masterpieces of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, 1959: 34.
1974
Wildenstein, Daniel. Claude Monet: biographie et catalogue raisonné. 5 vols. Paris, 1974-1991: 1(1974):376-377, pl. 611; 5(1991):35.
1996
Wildenstein, Daniel. Monet: Catalogue raisonné - Werkverzeichnis. 4 vols. Cologne and Paris, 1996: 2:no. 611, repro.
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