Claude Monet, Falaises (Cliffs), 1894

Artist: Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)
Title:Falaises (Cliffs), 1894
Medium:Color lithograph on chine appliqué on wove paper
Image:9 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in (24.8 cm x 19.7 cm)
Sheet:22 5/16 in x 15 3/4 in (56.7 cm x 40 cm)
Framed:approx. 25 1/4 in x 24 in (64.1 cm x 61 cm)
Edition:From an edition of 25 hand-signed proofs by both Claude Monet (Paris,1840 - Giverny, 1926) and engraver G.W. Thornley.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 - Giverny, 1926) in pencil in the lower left margin; also hand-signed by the engraver G. W. Thornley in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5759
USD $38,000 GBP £28,500

Historical Description

Monet Falaises (Cliffs), 1894 looks down the coastline made up of cliffs and rocky outcroppings. The sea is relatively calm – there is movement in the water, and patches of white around the bases of the sea rocks indicate spray. However, no large waves are visible and the horizon is still, the sky calm. The highest cliff aligns almost perfectly with the horizon line, creating a nice upper register in the artwork. Monet brings the scene to life, and one can almost feel the ocean breeze on their face, and smell the salty air. Monet creates a very exposed and solitary landscape that makes the viewer introspective.

Created in 1894 after an original painting Côte rocheuse, rocher du Lion, Belle-île created in 1886, this color lithograph on chine appliqué on wove paper is hand-signed by Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 - Giverny, 1926) in pencil in the lower left margin; also hand-signed by the engraver G. W. Thornley in pencil in the lower right margin. From an edition of 25 hand-signed proofs by both Claude Monet (Paris, 1840-Giverny, 1926) and G.W. Thornley; printed by Belfond & Cie and published by J. Mancini, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Monet Cliffs (Falaises), 1894 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Ganz, James et. al. The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings. Williamstown: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. A10.

2. Wildenstein, Daniel. Monet or the Triumph of Impressionism: Volume III. Paris: Wildenstein Institute, 1996. Original painting of this work listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 1090.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Monet Cliffs (Falaises), 1894 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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