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Rocks at Port-Coton, the Lion Rock, Belle Ile: PD.27-1998

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Current Location: Gallery 5


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


Painter: Monet, Claude




History note: 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

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1998

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1998) by H.M. Government


19th Century
Production date: AD 1886


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

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 9.5 cm Height 93 cm Width 109.4 cm
Canvas Height 65.4 cm Width 81.2 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 86
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Claude Monet
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.27-1998
Primary reference Number: 1237
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 29 January 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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