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Meadow with Haystacks near Giverny

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In this painting of primarily blue, green, and violet hues, the eye is drawn to the lighter and brighter streaks of yellow. These represent sunlight that has broken through the trees on the right, trees that glow from within with captured light. Color and light had always been Monet's primary...

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Lower right: Claude Monet 85


December 1885, sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris [see note 1]. 1886, with Bernheim-Jeune, Paris. 1886, with Durand-Ruel, New York. 1897, J. Eastman Chase Gallery, Boston. By 1899, acquired by Lilla Cabot Perry (b. 1848 - d. 1933) for her brother, Arthur Tracy Cabot (b. 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: November 12, 1942) NOTES: [1] The provenance given here (through 1897) is taken from Daniel Wildenstein, "Monet: catalogue raisonné" (1996), vol. 3, cat. no. 995. [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 Exhibition of Pictures by Claude Monet," St. Botolph Club, Boston, February 6 - 23, 1899, cat. no. 2.

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Bequest of Dr. Arthur Tracy Cabot



74.0 x 93.5 cm (29 1/8 x 36 13/16 in.)

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Oil on canvas