|Artist:||Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)|
|Title:||La Douane, Effet de l’après-midi (The Customs House, Afternoon Effect), 1894|
|Medium:||Color lithograph on chine appliqué on wove paper|
|Image Size:||10 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in (26.7 cm x 18 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 33 5/16 in x 26 3/4 in (84.6 cm x 67.9 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.|
|Gallery Price:||Sold. Please call us at 510-777-9970 for similar works.|
Claude Monet La Douane, Effet de l’après-midi (The Customs House, Afternoon Effect), 1894 displays a calm and peaceful afternoon on the coast. A small cottage, the customs house, sits on a bluff overlooking a calm sea. Monet depicts water with such care that it truly comes to life. It looks blustery on the coast, as the grass is swept up into small tufts by the breeze. The water too churns quietly below. The side of the house facing the viewer is white as it bakes in the sun, and we can practically feel the heat at our backs and smell the salty sea air as we ponder this picturesque scene.
Created in 1894 after an original painting of the same title, 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:
Claude Monet The Customs House, Afternoon Effect (La Douane, Effet de l’après-midi), 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. A3
2. Wildenstein, Daniel. Monet or the Triumph of Impressionism: Volume II. Paris: Wildenstein Institute, 1996. Original painting of this work listed and illustrated as catalogue no.737
3. Lugt, Frits. Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d’Estampes: Supplément. San Francisco, 1988. The printer blind stamp listed and illustrated as catalogue number 225d.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Claude Monet The Customs House, Afternoon Effect (La Douane, Effet de l’après-midi), 1894 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.