About This Artwork

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

Irises, 1914/17

Oil on canvas
200 x 200.7 cm (78 3/4 x 79 in.)
Signed w/estate stamp, l.r.: "Claude Monet"

Art Institute Purchase Fund, 1956.1202

Wildenstein, Claude Monet, cat rais. 1996 1833

As part of an effort to shape the future of scholarly publishing, the Getty Foundation in 2009 invited the Art Institute of Chicago and eight other museums to participate in a venture called the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI). The Art Institute is pleased to present the first catalogue produced from this venture: Monet: Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, which includes this work. Entries on the museum's 47 artworks by Monet include high-resolution imaging, in-depth curatorial essays, and conservation reports.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute, The Paintings of Claude Monet, April 1–30, 1957.

Publication History

A. C. , “Homage to Claude Monet,” Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago 51, 2 (April 1, 1957), pp. 22–25 (ill.), 34, 36.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Art Institute of Chicago, 1961), pp. 284 (ill.), 322.

Art Institute of Chicago, Instituto de arte de Chicago: presentación de Charles C. Cunningham, El Mundo de los Museos (Buenos Aires: Editorial Codex, 1967), p. 11 (ill.)fig. 28, p. 57 (ill.) cat. 4., as Arco iris en el estanque.

Denis Rouart, Jean-Dominique Rey, and Robert Maillard, Monet, Nymphéas: ou les miroirs du temps (Paris: F. Hazan, 1972), pp. 144–45 (ill.), 179 (ill.), as Les Iris au bord de l’etang.

A. James Speyer and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth-Century European Paintings (University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 60, cat. 3B6, as Iris by the Pond.

Horst Keller, Ein Garten wird Malerei: Monets Jahre in Giverny (Cologne: DuMont, 1982), pp. 141 (ill.), 159, no. 141.

Claire Joyes, Claude Monet: Life at Giverny (New York: Vendome Press, 1985), p. 107 (ill.).

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et Catalogue Raisonné (Paris: La Bibliotheque des arts, 1985), vol. 4, pp. 268–69 (ill.), cat. 1833.

Andrew Forge, Monet, (Art Institute of Chicago/Harry N. Abrams, 1995), pp. 66, 68, 104 (ill.), 109, no. 33.

Daniel Wildenstein, Monet (Taschen, 1996), vol. 4, p. 870 (ill.), cat. 1833.

Ownership History

Probably by descent to the artist’s son Michel Monet (1878–1966), Giverny, France, from 1927 to 1956 [Wildenstein 1985]. Sold to Art Institute, 1956.

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