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San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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This picture shows a view of the monastery island of San Giorgio, painted from the south-eastern end of Venice. Faintly visible on the right are the dome of Santa Maria della Salute and the mouth of the Grand Canal. Every evening in late November 1908, Monet and his wife made gondola trips to enjoy 'these splendid sunsets which are unique in the world'. This work was purchased by Gwendoline Davies in 1912, directly from Monet's exhibition of his Venetian scenes in Paris.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff


Date

1908

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 65.2 x W 92.4 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2485

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Gwendoline Davies, 1951

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Frame: Label: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART LOAN 60.89 Cardiff Label: JAMES BOURLET & SONS Frame Makers & Packers Artist National Museum of Wales Address Title of Work Price Stretcher: Label: EXHIBITION OF PICTURES FROM THE ...TIONAL MUSEUM OF WALES In aid of the Friends of the ..ew's Galleries National Museum of Wales MONET London, 1956 "Crepuscule" No.793 No.in exhibition 11 Label: WILDENSTEIN & CO, LTD 147 NEW BOND STREET LONDON, W1 Exhibition VENICE REDISCOVER


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