About This Artwork

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

Stack of Wheat (Snow Effect, Overcast Day), 1890/91

Oil on canvas
66 x 93 cm (26 x 36 5/8 in.)
Inscribed lower right: Claude Monet 91

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1155

Wildenstein, Claude Monet, biographie et catalogue raisonné, 1979 W.1281, p. 142

This work is featured in the online catalogue Monet Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, the first volume in the Art Institute’s scholarly digital series on the Impressionist circle. The catalogue offers in-depth curatorial and technical entries on 47 artworks by Claude Monet in museum’s collection; entries feature interactive and layered high-resolution imaging, previously unpublished technical photographs, archival materials, and documentation relating to each artwork.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Exposition Claude Monet, May 1891, cat. 9.

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Inaugural Exhibition, 1915, cat. 255.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Century of Progress Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June 1–November 1, 1934, cat. 218.

Decatur, Ill., Art Center, Masterpieces of European and American Art, March 1945, cat. 12.

Springfield, Ill., Exhibition, April–May, 1945.

Chicago, Remington Rand, April 1952.

Chicago, University of Chicago, November–December 1952.

Park Forest, Ill., Park Forest Art Center, March 25-April 22, 1956, no cat.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings by Monet, March 15–May 11, 1975, cat. 86 (ill).

Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, June 28–September 16, 1984, cat. 3 (ill.), traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, October 18, 1984–January 6, 1985 and Paris, Galeries nationals d’exposition du Grand Palais, February 8–April 22, 1985.

Tokyo, Seibu Museum of Art, The Impressionist Tradition: Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago, October 18-December 17, 1985, cat. 57 (ill.), traveled to Fukuoka Museum of Art, January 5-February 2, 1986 and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, March 4-April 13, 1986.

Leningrad, Hermitage and Moscow, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, From Delacroix to Matisse: Great French Paintings From the XIX century to the Beginning of the XXth century From Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago, 1988, cat. 30 (ill.).

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Monet in the ‘90’s: The Series Paintings, February 7-April 29, 1990, cat 25 (ill.), traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, May 19-July 21, 1990 and London, Royal Academy of Arts, September 7-December 9, 1990.

Hamburger Kunsthalle, Monets Vermächtnis: Serie, Ordnung und Obsession, September 28, 2001-January 6, 2002, no cat. no. (ill.).

Fort Worth, Tex., Kimbell Museum of Art, The Impressionists: Master Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29–November 2, 2008, cat. 78 (ill.).

Publication History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 320.

George Slocombe, “Giver of Light,” Coronet 3, 5 (March 1938), pp. 19-28, ill. p. 23.

Patrick Marandel, “Monet in Chicago,” The Art Gallery Magazine 18, 6 (1975), p. 48 (ill.).

Richard R. Brettell, “Monet’s Haystacks Reconsidered,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 2, 1 (Fall, 1984), p. 6, pl. 5, fig. 9.

National Gallery of Art, The New Painting: Impressionism 1874–1886, exh. cat. (Washington D.C., 1985), p. 64, fig. 5.

John House, Claude Monet: Painter of Light, exh. cat. (Auckland City Art Gallery, 1985), p. 16, fig 7.

Charles F. Stuckey, Monet: A Retrospective (New York, 1985), p. 163 (ill.).

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet, Biographie et catalogue raisonné vol. 3 (Lausanne, 1974), p. 142, no. 1281 (ill.).

Charles S. Moffet, The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886 exh. cat. (The Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, 1986), p. 66, fig. 5.

Daniel Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue raisonné vol. 3 (Cologne,1996), no.1281 (ill.).

The Age of Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago (New Haven and London, 2008), cat. 78, pp. 156-59 (ill.).

Ownership History

Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York; sold to Martin A. Ryerson (died 1932), Chicago for $1,500 on April 12, 1893 [see purchase receipt, dated April 12, 1893, copy in curatorial file]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1933.

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