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Claude Monet, Trois Barques sur la Grève (Three Boats on the Beach), c. 1892

Artist: Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)
Title:Trois Barques sur la Grève (Three Boats on the Beach), c. 1892
Medium:Color lithograph on off-white Chine appliqué on cream wove paper
Sheet:8 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in (21 cm x 26.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the deluxe edition of 25. Printed by Belfond, Paris, with the blind stamp (Lugt 225, lower left recto). Published by Goupil, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 - Giverny, 1926) and George W. Thornley (Thiais, 1857 - Pontoise, 1935) in pen and stamped with Thornley's red ink stamp in the lower margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-7553

Historical Description

Claude Monet Trois Barques sur la Grève (Three Boats on the Beach), c. 1892 captures the poetic beauty of common fishing boats lying along the shore of a beach. Colors of bright yellow and seafoam green accent the boats and reflections along the water’s surface, evoking a serene and delicate scene. Repeating curved lines denote the waves undulating behind the boats, while straight, impressionistic lines beneath the base of each boat indicate the reflection of water upon the surface of the sand. Inspired by the original oil on canvas, the color palette of Claude Monet Trois Barques sur la Grève (Three Boats on the Beach), c. 1892 is reduced to fewer colors to accommodate the elaborate lithography process, which involved carving a separate stone for each color in the image. Claude Monet Trois Barques sur la Grève (Three Boats on the Beach), c. 1892 exemplifies Monet’s renowned Impressionistic style and pays homage to the beauty found in humble objects.

Created circa 1892, Claude Monet Trois Barques sur la Grève (Three Boats on the Beach), c. 1892 is a color lithograph on off-white Chine appliqué on cream wove paper. This work is hand signed by Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 - Giverny, 1926) and George W. Thornley (Thiais, 1857 - Pontoise, 1935) in pen and stamped with Thornley's red ink stamp in the lower margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Claude Monet Trois Barques sur la Grève (Three Boats on the Beach), c. 1892 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 A., and Richard Kendall. The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings. Massachusetts: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 236 and as A6 in the Appendix: The Thornley-Monet Portfolio.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Claude Monet Trois Barques sur la Grève (Three Boats on the Beach), c. 1892 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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