About This Artwork

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

Vétheuil, 1901

Oil on canvas
90 x 93 cm (36 7/16 x 36 5/8 in.)
Inscribed at lower left: Claude Monet 1901

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1933.1161

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by Claude Monet in museum’s collection; entries feature interactive and layered high-resolution imaging, previously unpublished technical photographs, archival materials, and documentation relating to each artwork.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

Possibly Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, Oeuvres récentes de Camille Pissarro et nouvelle série de Claude Monet, Feb. 20–28, 1902, no cat. no.

Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, Oeuvres de Claude Monet, 1894–1905, Mar. 1906, no cat. no.

Barcelona, V exposición internacional de bellas artes é industrias Artisticas, Apr.–July 1907, cat. 13, under the heading Francia, as Sol poniente en Vetheuil. 25,000 francs.

Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Exposition de Paysages par Claude Monet et Renoir, May 18–June 6, 1908, cat. 21, as Vétheuil au soleil couchant—1901.

Art Association of Montreal, Exposition d’art français, Jan.–Feb. 1909, cat. 241, as Vétheuil au soleil couchant.—Vétheuil by sunset.

Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Tableaux par Monet, C. Pissarro, Renoir et Sisley, June 1–25, 1910, cat. 6, as Vétheuil au soleil couchant. 1901.

Leipzig, Leipziger Kunstverein, Französische Kunst der 18., 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Oct.–Nov. 1910, cat. 109.

Paris, Manzi, Joyant & Cie, Exposition d’art moderne, June 5–July 6, 1912, cat. 138, as Vétheuil (1901).

Zurich, Zürcher Kunsthaus, Ausstellung französischer Kunst: Bildhauerei, Malerei, Griffelkunst, Kunstgerwerbe, Feb. 16–Mar. 26, 1913, cat. 164, as Sonnenuntergang, Vétheuil, 30,000 francs.

Paris, Galeries Durand-Ruel, Tableaux par Claude Monet, Mar. 2–28, 1914, cat. 34, as Vétheuil, soleil couchant. 1901.

Art Institute of Chicago, “A Century of Progress”: Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture for 1934, June 1–Oct. 31, 1934, cat. 223.

University of Chicago, Lexington Hall, Feb. 25–Mar. 11, 1955, no cat.

University of Chicago, College of Humanities, Feb. 27–Mar. 16, 1956, no cat.

Art Institute of Chicago, The Paintings of Claude Monet, Apr. 1–June 15, 1957, no cat. no.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings by Monet, Mar. 15–May 11, 1975, cat. 104 (ill.).

Albi, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Trésors impressionnistes du Musée de Chicago, June 27–Aug. 31, 1980, cat. 14 (ill.).

Art Institute of Chicago, Claude Monet, 1840–1926, July 22–Nov. 26, 1995, cat. 116 (ill.).

Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Monet: The Seine and the Sea, 1878–1883, Aug. 6–Oct. 26, 2003, cat. 77 (ill.).

Fort Worth, Tex., Kimbell Art Museum, The Impressionists: Master Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29–Nov. 2, 2008, cat. 83 (ill.).

Publication History

Possibly Georges Riat, “Petites expositions: Expositions de Sisley et de MM. Monet et Camille Pissarro,” La chronique des arts et de la curiosité 8 (Feb. 22, 1902), p. 59.

Possibly Arsène Alexandre, “La vie artistique. II. Exposition Monet-Pissarro,” Le figaro, Feb. 27, 1902, p. 5.

Possibly Charles Saunier, “Gazette d’art: Monet, Pissarro, Sisley,” La revue blanche, Mar. 1, 1902, p. 385.

Possibly Edmond Pilon, “Carnet des oeuvres et des hommes, Plusieurs paysagistes” La plume, Mar. 15, 1902, pp. 411–13.

Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, V exposición internacional de bellas artes é industrias artisticas: Catálogo ilustrado, exh. cat. (Henrich, 1907), p. 53, cat. 13.

Recort de la V. exposició internacional d’art (Illustració Catalana, 1907), (ill.).

Galeries Durand-Ruel, Paris, Exposition de paysages par Claude Monet et Renoir, May 18–June 6, 1908, cat. 21.

“Échos de partout,” Le gaulois, May 20, 1908, p. 1.

Édouard Sarradin, “Notes d’art: Paysages de Cl. Monet et de Renoir,” Journal des débats, May 23, 1908 p. 3.

Gaston Varenne, “Exposition de paysages de Cl. Monet et Renoir, galerie Durand-Ruel,” L’opinion, May 30, 1908, pp. 15–16.

Léon de Saint-Valéry, “Paysages de Cl. Monet et de Renoir,” La revue des beaux-arts, May 31, 1908, p. 2.

Henri Éon, “Notes d’art. Les cent pastels. Paysages de Monet et Renoir,” Le siècle, May 31, 1908, pp. 2–3.

Art Association of Montreal, Exposition d’Art Français, exh. cat. (Henri Guiton, 1909), p. 32, cat. 241.

Léon de Saint-Valéry, “Sur quelques impressionnistes. L’expression par la lumière,” La revue des beaux-arts, June 12, 1910, p. 2.

Galeries Durand-Ruel, Tableaux par Monet, C. Pissarro, Renoir et Sisley, exh. cat. (Galeries Durand-Ruel 1910), p. 3, cat. 6.

Georges Grappe, Claude Monet (Artistique Internationale, 1911), pp. 29 (ill.), 52.

Manzi, Joyant and Cie, Exposition d’Art Moderne, exh. cat. (Manzi, Joyant and Cie, 1912), cat. 138.

Zürcher Kunsthaus, Ausstellung französischer Kunst: Bildhauerei, Malerei, Griffelkunst, Kunstgerwerbe, exh. cat. (Fritz Amberger, 1913), p. 28, cat. 164.

Galeries Durand-Ruel, Tableaux par Claude Monet, exh. cat. (Galeries Durand-Ruel/Imp. de l’Art, 1914), cat. 34.

M. C., “Monets in the Art Institute,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 19, 2 (Feb. 1925), pp. 18–19; 20–21.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Guide to the Paintings in the Permanent Collection (Art Institute of Chicago, 1925), p. 162, cat. 2146.

Daniel Catton Rich, “Französische Impressionisten im Art Institute zu Chicago,” Pantheon: Monatsschrift für freunde und sammler der kunst 11, 3 (Mar. 1933), p. 77. Translated by C. C. H. Drechsel as “French Impressionists in the Art Institute of Chicago,” Pantheon/Cicerone (Mar. 1933), p. 18.

Art Institute of Chicago, Catalogue of “A Century of Progress”: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, 1934, ed. Daniel Catton Rich, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago, 1934), p. 38, cat. 223.

Lionello Venturi, Les archives de l’impressionnisme: Lettres de Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley et autres; Mémoires de Paul Durand-Ruel; Documents, vol. 2 (Durand-Ruel, 1939), p. 378.

Katharine Kuh, Art Has Many Faces: The Nature of Art Presented Visually (Harper & Bros., 1951), pp. vii; 52, pl. 83.

Art Institute of Chicago, “Homage to Claude Monet,” Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly 51, 2 (Apr. 1, 1957), p. 24.

Art Institute of Chicago, “Catalogue,” Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly 51, 2 (Apr. 1, 1957), p. 34.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), p. 321.

A. James Speyer, “Twentieth-Century European Paintings and Sculpture,” Apollo 84, no. 55 (Sept. 1966), p. 222.

Charles C. Cunningham, Instituto de arte de Chicago, El mundo de los museos 2 (Editorial Codex, 1967), p. 11, ill. 29; 57, cat. 5 (ill.).

Grace Seiberling, “The Evolution of an Impressionist,” in Paintings by Monet, ed. Susan Wise, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago, 1975), p. 35.

Susan Wise, ed., Paintings by Monet, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago, 1975), p. 161, cat. 104 (ill.).

A. James Speyer and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth-Century European Paintings (University of Chicago Press, 1980), pp. 12; 58, cat. 3A11; microfiche 3, no. A11 (ill.).

Musée Toulouse-Lautrec and Art Institute of Chicago, Trésors impressionnistes du Musée de Chicago, exh. cat. (Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, 1980), pp. 34, no. 14 (ill.); 67.

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, Peintures, 1899–1926 (Bibliothèque des Arts, 1985), pp. 200; 201, cat. 1645 (ill.); 359, letter 1644; 360, letters 1652a, 1653a; 369, 1789; 429, piéce justificative 236; 430, piéce justificative 267.

Andrew Forge, Monet, Artists in Focus (Art Institute of Chicago, 1995), pp. 60–61; 96, pl. 25; 109.

Charles F. Stuckey, with the assistance of Sophia Shaw, Claude Monet, 1840–1926, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago/Thames & Hudson, 1995), pp. 137, cat. 116 (ill.); 235; 239; 240; 245.

Daniel Wildenstein, Monet, or The Triumph of Impressionism, cat. rais., vol. 1 (Taschen/Wildenstein Institute, 1996), pp. 354, cat. 1645 (ill.); 358.

Daniel Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue raisonné/Werkverzeichnis, vol. 4, Nos. 1596–1983 et les grandes décorations (Taschen/Wildenstein Institute, 1996), pp. 740–41, cat. 1645 (ill.).

Michael Clarke and Richard Thomson, Monet: The Seine and the Sea, 1878–1883, exh. cat. (National Galleries of Scotland, 2003), pp. 152–53, cat. 77 (ill.).

Christie’s, New York, Impressionist and Modern Art, sale cat. (Christie’s, May 4, 2005, evening sale), p. 63, fig. 3.

Gloria Groom and Douglas Druick, with the assistance of Dorota Chudzicka and Jill Shaw, The Impressionists: Master Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago, exh. cat. (Art Institute of Chicago/Kimbell Art Museum, 2008), pp. 161; 162; 163, cat. 83 (ill.); 167. Simultaneously published as Gloria Groom and Douglas Druick, with the assistance of Dorota Chudzicka and Jill Shaw, The Age of Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2008), pp. 161; 162; 163, cat. 83 (ill.); 167.

Christie’s, New York, Impressionist/Modern, sale cat. (Christie’s, Nov. 3, 2009, evening sale), p. 61, fig. 3.

“Cat. 43: Vétheuil, 1901” in Monet Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, ed. Gloria Groom and Jill Shaw (Art Institute of Chicago, 2014).

Ownership History

Sold by the artist to Durand-Ruel, Paris, Dec. 8, 1905, for 12,000 francs. [1]

Sold by Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Paul Mulle de Jaegher, Roubaix, France, Nov. 8, 1911, for 20,000 francs. [2]

Acquired by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, by Apr. 18, 1912. [3]

Sold by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, to Durand-Ruel, Paris, Apr. 18, 1912, for 16,000 francs. [4]

Sent by Durand-Ruel, Paris, to Durand-Ruel, New York (for Martin A. Ryerson, Chicago), July 31, 1914. [5]

Bequeathed by Martin A. Ryerson (died 1932), Chicago, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1933.

NOTES

[1] The transaction is recorded in the Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock book for 1901–13 (no. 8051, as Vétheuil au soleil couchant, 1901): “Purchased from Monet by DR Paris on 8 December 1905 for 12 000 F / Stock DR Paris no. 8051; photo no. 5414,” as confirmed by Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel, Durand-Ruel Archives, to the Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 5, 2013, curatorial object file, Art Institute of Chicago.

[2] The transaction is recorded in the Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock book for 1901–13 (no. 8051, as Vétheuil au soleil couchant, 1901): “Sold to Mulle de Jaegher on 8 November 1911 for 20 000 F,” as confirmed by Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel, Durand-Ruel Archives, to the Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 5, 2013, curatorial object file, Art Institute of Chicago. See also Daniel Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, Nos. 1596–1983 et les grandes décorations (Taschen/Wildenstein Institute, 1996), pp. 740–41, cat. 1645 (ill.). See also Durand-Ruel to P. Mulle de Jaegher, dated Nov. 8, 1911, excerpted in Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, Peintures, 1899–1926 (Bibliothèque des Arts, 1985), p. 429, piéce justificative 236.

[3] According to Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock book for 1901–13 (no. 10004, as Vétheuil au soleil couchant, 1901): “Purchased by [sic] from Bernheim-Jeune by DR Paris on 18 April 1912 for 16 000 F; Stock DR Paris no. 10004,” as confirmed by Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel, Durand-Ruel Archives, to the Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 5, 2013, curatorial object file, Art Institute of Chicago. See also Daniel Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, Nos. 1596–1983 et les grandes décorations (Taschen/Wildenstein Institute, 1996), pp. 740–41, cat. 1645 (ill.).

[4] The transaction is recorded in the Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock book for 1901–13 (no. 10004, as Vétheuil au soleil couchant, 1901): “Purchased by [sic] from Bernheim-Jeune by DR Paris on 18 April 1912 for 16 000 F; Stock DR Paris no. 10004,” as confirmed by Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel, Durand-Ruel Archives, to the Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 5, 2013, curatorial object file, Art Institute of Chicago.

[5] The shipment is recorded in the Durand-Ruel, Paris, stock book for 1901–13 (no. 10004, as Vétheuil au soleil couchant, 1901): “sent to DR New York for Ryerson on 31 July 1914 (no price on our book),” as confirmed by Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel, Durand-Ruel Archives, to the Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 5, 2013, curatorial object file, Art Institute of Chicago. See also Durand-Ruel to Martin A Ryerson, dated Aug. 20, 1914, which describes a shipment sent to Mr. Ryerson; excerpted in Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, Peintures, 1899–1926 (Bibliothèque des Arts, 1985), p. 430, piéce justificative 267. According to Daniel Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, Nos. 1596–1893 et les grandes decorations (Taschen/Wildenstein, 1996), pp. 740–41, cat. 1645 (ill.), Mr. Ryerson acquired the painting in 1914. This painting was on loan from Martin A. Ryerson to the Art Institute of Chicago, intermittently, by 1921, according to Museum Registration department artists sheets, on file in Museum Registration, Art Institute of Chicago.




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