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Grainstack (Snow Effect)

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In 1890 and 1891, Monet painted a group of pictures of the stacks of wheat (referred to as grainstacks or haystacks) in the fields near his home, exhibiting them as a series to great critical acclaim in 1891. Traditionally, the motifs in Monet's series paintings have been seen merely as vehicles...

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Inscription

Lower left: Claude Monet 91

Provenance

May 9, 1891, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris; June 30, 1891, sold by Durand-Ruel to Horatio Appleton Lamb (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; by descent to his daughters, Aimée Lamb (b. 1893 - d. 1989) and Rosamond Lamb (b. 1898 - d. 1989), Boston; 1970, gift of Misses Aimée and Rosamond Lamb to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 11, 1970) NOTES: [1] According to a letter from Durand-Ruel, Paris to Lucretia H. Giese of the MFA (May 14, 1968).

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

1891

Catalogue Raisonné

Wildenstein cat. no. 1280

Dimensions

65.4 x 92.4 cm (25 3/4 x 36 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.253

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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