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Boulevard Saint-Denis, Argenteuil, in Winter

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The Impressionist interest in specific effects of light and weather is evident in Monet's rendering of the exact moment in which the sun struggles to break through a light snowfall. He made a preparatory sketch for this painting; clearly, careful deliberation lay behind his seemingly spontaneous...

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Inscription

Lower right: Claude Monet 90

Provenance

By 1888, Henri Kapferer, Paris [see note 1]; July 17, 1888, sold by Kapferer to Durand-Ruel, Paris (stock no. 1688) [see note 2]; September 25, 1890, sold by Durand-Ruel to Joseph Foxcroft Cole (b. 1837 - d. 1892) for Peter Chardon Brooks (b. 1831 - d. 1920), Boston; by descent to his daughter, Eleanor Brooks (Mrs. Richard M.) Saltonstall, Boston [see note 3]; by descent to her son, Richard Saltonstall (b. 1897 - d. 1982), Boston; 1978, gift of Richard Saltonstall to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 10, 1978) NOTES: [1] According to notes in the MFA curatorial file, Kapferer might have acquired this directly from the artist. [2] The provenance information given here (between 1888 and 1890) is taken from Daniel Wildenstein, "Monet: catalogue raisonné" (1996), vol. 2, p. 148, cat. no. 357a. [3] She first lent this painting to the MFA in 1920.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Saltonstall

1875

Catalogue Raisonné

Wildenstein 1996, no. 357a

Dimensions

60.9 x 81.6 cm (24 x 32 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.633

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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