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Water Lily Pond

Painting of a small pond dense with pink water lilies, their roots visible through the water, a railed footbridge arching over the pond and lush, dark green folliage surrounding it.
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  • Painting of a small pond dense with pink water lilies, their roots visible through the water, a railed footbridge arching over the pond and lush, dark green folliage surrounding it.

Date:

1900

Artist:

Claude Monet
French, 1840-1926

About this artwork

In 1893, three years after buying property at Giverny, Claude Monet began transforming the marshy ground behind his home into a pond, on the narrow end of which he built a Japanese-style wood bridge. Adding both exotic and domestic plantings, including his famous water lilies, the artist created the garden that would be one of his principal subjects for the rest of his life. Water Lily Pond was among the 18 similar versions of the motif that he made in 1899–1900; their common theme was the mingling of the lilies with reflections of other vegetation on the pool’s surface.

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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Claude Monet

Title

Water Lily Pond

Origin

France

Date

Made 1900

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed upper left: Claude Monet / 1900

Dimensions

89.8 × 101 cm (35 3/8 × 39 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1933.441

Extended information about this artwork

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