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Water Lilies, Reflections of Weeping Willows

Claude Monet French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 819

Monet lined his water-lily pond at Giverny with several weeping willows of the Babylon variety, which became the subject of multiple painting campaigns in the period 1916–1919. The present work belongs to a group of studies depicting the reflections of the trees in the water. A wavy, distorted image of a willow trunk can be seen at the top of the composition near the center, with the branches extending diagonally toward the lower left.

Water Lilies, Reflections of Weeping Willows, Claude Monet (French, Paris 1840–1926 Giverny), Oil on canvas

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