Water Lilies

Artist: Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny)

Date: 1919

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 39 3/4 x 78 3/4 in. (101 x 200 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1998, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002

Accession Number: 1998.325.2

Description

This work is one of four pictures of water lilies that, quite exceptionally, Monet finished, signed, and sold in 1919. Much of his late work was not finished, and few paintings were released for sale. In a letter he reported that he was not yet pleased with the paintings, but that he was working on them "with passion."

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