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


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Claude Monet in the museum’s collection; entries feature interactive and layered high-resolution imaging, previously unpublished technical photographs, archival materials, and documentation relating to each artwork.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

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

Publication History

Art Institute of Chicago, “Homage to Claude Monet,” Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly 51, 2 (Apr. 1, 1957), p. 23, 24, 25 (ill.).

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

Art Institute of Chicago, “Exhibitions,” Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly 51, 2 (Apr. 1, 1957), p. 36.

Edith Weigle, “The Wonderful World of Art,” Chicago Daily Tribune, May 26, 1957, p. E2.

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.

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), pp. 11, ill. 28; 57, no. 4 (ill.).

Jean-Dominique Rey, “Au-delà de la peinture,” in Denis Rouart and Jean-Dominique Rey, Monet, nymphéas, ou Les miroirs du temps, with a cat. rais. by Robert Maillard (Hazan, 1972), pp. 144–45 (ill.).

Denis Rouart and Jean-Dominique Rey, Monet, nymphéas, ou Les miroirs du temps, with a cat. rais. by Robert Maillard (Hazan, 1972), p. 179 (ill.).

Art Institute of Chicago, 100 Masterpieces (Art Institute of Chicago, 1978), p. 94, pl. 51.

A. James Speyer and Courtney Graham Donnell, Twentieth-Century European Paintings (University of Chicago Press, 1980), pp. 12; 60, cat. 3B6; microfiche 3, no. B6 (ill.).

Horst Keller, with a contribution by Herbert Keller, Ein Garten wird Malerei: Monets Jahre in Giverny (DuMont Buchverlag, 1982), pp. 86; 108; 117; 141 (ill.), 159. Translated by Sylvia Gouding as Monet’s Years at Giverny: A Garden Becomes Painting (DuMont Buchverlag/Dumont Monte, 2001), pp. 86, 108, 117, 141 (ill.), 159.

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

Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. 4 (Bibliothèque des Arts, 1985), pp. 268; 269, cat. 1833 (ill.).

Andrew Forge, Monet, Artists in Focus (Art Institute of Chicago, 1995), pp. 66; 68; 104, pl. 33; 109.

Daniel Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue raisonné, vol. 4, Nos. 1596–1983 et les grandes décorations (Taschen/Wildenstein Institute, 1996), p. 870, cat. 1833 (ill.).

Caroline Holmes, Monet at Giverny (Cassel/Sterling, 2001), pp. 22–23 (ill.).

Norio Shimada and Keiko Sakagami, Kurōdo Mone meigashū: Hikari to kaze no kiseki [Claude Monet: 1881–1926], vol. 2 (Nihon Bijutsu Kyōiku Sentā, 2001), pp. 144, no. 266 (ill.); 191.

Robert Gordon and Sydney Eddison, Monet: The Gardener (Universe, 2002), pp. 55 (ill.), 94.

Katharine Kuh, My Love Affair with Modern Art: Behind the Scenes with a Legendary Curator, ed. Avis Berman (Arcade, 2006), p. 45.

Joseph Baillio, “Katia Granoff (1895–1989): Champion of the Late Works of Claude Monet,” in Wildenstein and Co., Claude Monet (1840–1926): A Tribute to Daniel Wildenstein and Katia Granoff, exh. cat. (Wildenstein, 2007), p. 41.

Eric M. Zafran, “Monet in America,” in Wildenstein and Co., Claude Monet (1840–1926): A Tribute to Daniel Wildenstein and Katia Granoff, exh. cat. (Wildenstein, 2007), pp. 128; 130; 136, fig. 58.

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. 18 (ill.), 19 (ill.). 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. 18 (ill.), 19 (ill.).

“Cat. 46: Irises, 1914/17” in Monet Paintings and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, ed. Gloria Groom and Jill Shaw (Art Institute of Chicago, 2014).

Ownership History

By descent from the artist (died 1926) to his son, Michel Monet, Giverny. [1]

Acquired by Katia Granoff, Paris, by 1956. [2]

Sold by Katia Granoff, Paris, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1956.

NOTES

[1] According to Daniel Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue raisonné/Werkverzeichnis, vol. 4, Nos. 1596–1983 et les grandes décorations (Taschen/Wildenstein Institute, 1996), p. 870, cat. 1833 (ill.).

[2] According to Daniel Wildenstein, Monet: Catalogue raisonné/Werkverzeichnis, vol. 4, Nos. 1596–1983 et les grandes décorations (Taschen/Wildenstein Institute, 1996), p. 870, cat. 1833 (ill.).




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