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

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


Monet, Claude (Painter)


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

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Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD/CE 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 93.0 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
  • Date
  • Text: Claude Monet
  • Location: Lower right
  • Signature

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Accession number: PD.27-1998
Primary reference Number: 1237
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

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

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