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Cap d'Antibes, Mistral

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As Monet grew older, his paintings became simpler. He began to focus on a single, isolated motif, the better to record the changes in color and light wrought on it by different times of day and fluctuations in weather. "Cap d'Antibes, Mistral" is one of three paintings of these very same trees...

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Lower left: Claude Monet 88


1890, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris [see note 1]. 1892, J. Eastman Chase Gallery, Boston. By 1903, acquired by Lilla Cabot Perry (b. 1848 - d. 1933) for her brother, Arthur Tracy Cabot (1852 - d. 1912), Boston [see note 2]; by inheritance to his widow, Susan Shattuck Cabot; 1942, bequest of Arthur Tracy Cabot to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 12, 1942) NOTES: [1] See Daniel Wildenstein, "Monet: catalogue raisonné" (1996), vol. 3, p. 448, cat. no. 1176. [2] According to a letter from Henry L. Shattuck to W. G. Constable of the MFA (November 23, 1942; in MFA curatorial file), Lilla Cabot Perry acquired this painting for her brother. He lent it to the exhibition "A Loan Collection of Pictures by Old Masters and Other Painters," Copley Hall, Boston, 1903, cat. no. A12.

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Bequest of Dr. Arthur Tracy Cabot



66.0 x 81.3 cm (26 x 32 in.)

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Oil on canvas