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Les Peupliers: PD.9-1966

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Current Location: Gallery 3


Les Peupliers
Translated as: Poplars


Painter: Monet, Claude




History note: The artist's studio, with Gimpel Fils, 1950 from whom bought by Captain Sykes

Legal notes

Captain S.W. Sykes, O.B.E., M.C.

Measurements and weight

Height: 89 cm
Width: 92 cm

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Place(s) associated

  • Giverny

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1966) by Sykes, Stanley William


Production date: AD 1891

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Claude Monet
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Ch. Pottier/ Emballeur/ 14 Rue Gaillon/ Paris (with MS number, and date) 5814, 30-10-35
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: James Bourlet label: No. 43305
  • Location: Verso
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Exportation, Paris on both stretcher and canvas
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: Douane stamp
  • Type: Stamp
  • Text: #128, 158, in red chalk crossed out
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS label, graphite
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Marlborough Fine Art Ltd.,/ Nineteenth and twentieth century French/ Paintings from English private collections. June to July/ 1965 Cat. No. 25
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: 499 and #255
  • Location: Stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number
  • Text: La littérature est assez sommaire: / Les peupliers / Ce tableau vient directment de l' atelier de Claude Monet, c'est lae plus beau tableau de Peupliers qui se trouve chez lui. On raconte que ces peupliers avaient été achetés par un marchand de bois et que Claude Monet lui avait donné de l' argent pour qu' il diffère l' abattage pour qu' il ait le temps de les peindre. Cela se passait vers 1895
  • Location: Frame
  • Method of creation: Typed label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: "Monet", "Les peupliers", "London", the rest illegible
  • Location: Attached to frame with wire
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.9-1966
Primary reference Number: 2811
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 23 September 2022 Last processed: Friday 23 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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