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Rocks at Port-Coton, the Lion Rock, Belle Ile

Monet, Claude (painter)

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Rocks at Port-Coton, the Lion Rock, Belle Ile


Monet, Claude (painter) [ULAN info: French artist, 1840-1926]





Production Notes

Painted during Monet's visit to the west coast of Brittany in the autumn and winter of 1886.

Technique Description

oil on canvas


height: 65.4 cm
width: 81.2 cm




allocated: H.M. Government 1998 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Bought from Monet by Boussod, Valadon & Cie, April 1887 (stockbook entry on this painting quoted in Stolwyck & Thompson, 1999); Poidatz; his sale, Paris, Drouot, 15 March 1888 (lot 62); Dupuis; sale Paris, Drouot, 10 June 1891 (lot 41); Leclanche; his sale, Paris, Drouot, 6 November 1924 (lot 60); with E.J. van Wisselingh, Amsterdam; M.P. Voute; O. Rebholz; with Durand Ruel, Paris; Wilhelm Weinberg, Scarsdale, USA; his sale, Sotheby's, 10 July 1957 (lot 27), where bought by Mrs Oliver Parker; by descent to T.O. Parker

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax.


  1. date
    Position: lower right
    Content: 86
  2. signature
    Position: lower right
    Content: Claude Monet


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    Source title: Soleil (23 1889)
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    Source title: Bulletin de la Vie Artistique (15 1924)
  4. La curiosité Vente Leclanche, [page: 465]
    Source title: Bulletin de la Vie Artistique (15 1924)
  5. La curiosité Vente Leclanche, [page: 514]
    Source title: Bulletin de la Vie Artistique (15 1924)
  6. Wildenstein, Daniel (1979) Claude Monet, biographie et catalogue raisonné, Lausanne [page: 200, 201]
  7. Wildenstein, Daniel (1979) Claude Monet, biographie et catalogue reisonné, Lausanne [page: 232]
    [comments: letter no. 855]
  8. House, John et. al. (1977) Monet, [page: 413]
    [comments: no. 1091]
  9. Stolwyck, Chris (1999) Théo van Gogh 1857-1891 - Art dealer, collector and brother of Vincent, Amsterdam [page: 110, 214]

Accession Number

PD.27-1998 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 1237; Input Date: 2000-01-20 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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