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Charing Cross Bridge

Artist
Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926
Date
1903
Material
Oil on canvas
Place depicted
London, Greater London, England, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 218
Dimensions
28 3/4 x 41 in. (73 x 104.1 cm)
framed: 36 5/16 × 46 13/16 × 3 1/2 in. (92.2 × 118.9 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
22:1915
NOTES
In this scene, a train puffs across the bridge as sunlight falls through the mist and creates shimmering patterns on the river surface. Claude Monet painted a series of about 30 paintings of the Charing Cross railroad bridge spanning the River Thames, each highlighting different light and weather effects. Monet was a noted Anglophile and painted this view on one of three visits to London between 1899 and 1901. He noted, “I love London…what I love, above all, is the fog.”
March 1913 - May 1913
Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, NY, USA, purchased from the artist

May 1913 - December 1913
Arthur B. Emmons, Newport, RI, purchased from Durand-Ruel Galleries [1]

December 1913 - 1915
Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, NY, re-acquired from Arthur B. Emmons

1915 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Durand-Ruel Galleries [2]


Notes:
The main source for this provenance is the 1996 catalogue raisonné [Wildenstein, Daniel. "Monet." Cologne: Taschen, 1996, cat. no. 1548]. Exceptions and other supporting documents are noted.

[1] Information about Arthur B. Emmons's residence is provided in an earlier version of the catalogue raisonné [Wildenstein, Daniel. "Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné." Paris: La Bibliothèque des Arts, 1974, no. 1548].

[2] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, March 4, 1915.
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