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Valley of the Creuse (Sunlight Effect)

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Lower left: Claude Monet 89


June 1889, sold by the artist to Boussod, Valadon et Cie., Paris. 1891, with Williams and Everett, New York. By 1905, James F. Sutton, New York; January 16-17, 1917, Sutton sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 153, to Durand-Ruel, New York (stock no. 4066); February 2, 1924, sold by Durand-Ruel to Grace M. Edwards (d. 1938), Boston [see note 1]; 1924, her brother, Robert Jacob Edwards (d. 1924), Boston; 1925, bequest of Robert J. Edwards to the MFA. [see note 2] (Accession Date: April 2, 1925) NOTES: [1] Grace M. Edwards probably purchased the painting for her brother, Robert. [2] Siblings Robert (d. 1924), Hannah (d. 1929), and Grace (d. 1938) Edwards were each collectors of art, who seemed to have had joint ownership of the objects in their possession. When Robert died, he bequeathed his collection to the MFA in memory of their mother, Juliana Cheney Edwards. In 1925, after his death, part of his collection was acquired by the Museum, and the remainder went to his sisters, with the understanding that the objects would ultimately be left to the MFA in the collection begun in memory of their mother. The collections of Hannah and Grace were left to the MFA in 1939, following Grace's death. It is not always possible to determine exactly which paintings each sibling had owned.

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Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection



65.1 x 92.4 cm (25 5/8 x 36 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas