Collection Highlight: Musée Marmottan Monet

Bridgeman is delighted to represent the world’s finest collection of French Impressionist paintings, including the largest collection of works by Claude Monet.

Waterlilies, 1916-19 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images
Waterlilies, 1916-19 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images

 

Monet and More

 

Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris is famed for holding the most important collection of paintings by Claude Monet (1840-1926),and many other works by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Less well known are decorative objects from the Empire period as well as the Wildenstein settlement, comprising a collection of miniatures from the 13th to the 16th centuries.

 

Monet in the archive

For decades Monet has reigned supreme as one of Bridgeman’s most licensed artists, appearing on everything from calendars to iphone covers. View over 1,200 Monet artworks .

 

Tulip Field in Holland (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images
Tulip Field in Holland (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images

 

 

Impression: Sunrise, 1872 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images
Impression: Sunrise, 1872 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images

 

Key artists and works

 

The Monet collection, which can be found at the lower level of the museum, comprises the major holding of the Marmottan Museum. Its large open rooms, inspired by the ‘Waterlilies’ rooms in the Musée de l'Orangerie, allow visitors to see a progression of Monet's works, both up close and from afar.

 

Some of the most notable pieces by Monet in the museum are his ‘Impression: Sunrise, 1872’, famous for inspiring the name ‘Impressionism’, ‘Waterlilies, 1916-19’ and ‘The Agapanthus, 1914-17’.

The museum’s collection also holds works by other notable Impressionist artists such as Pierre-Auguste RenoirCamille PissarroPaul Gauguin and Alfred Sisley.

Origins of the Collection

 

Former hunting lodge for the Duke of Valmy, the Musée Marmottan Monet was bought in 1882 by Jules Marmottan. His son, Paul, expanded his father’s collection of art pieces and First Empire paintings. Upon his death, he bequeathed his home and collection to the French Academy of Fine Arts, which opened up the Museum Marmottan in 1934.

 

In 1957, Musée Marmottan Monet received the private collection of Madame Victorine Donop de Monchy as a donation inherited from her father, Doctor Georges de Bellio, physician to the Impressionist artists ManetMonetPissaroSisley and Renoir, and an early supporter of the Impressionist movement.

 

Nine years later, Claude Monet's son, Michel Monet, left the museum his own collection of his father's works, thus creating the world's largest collection of Monet paintings.

 

 

 

The Rowing Boat, c.1889-1890 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images
The Rowing Boat, c.1889-1890 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images

 

 

Claude Monet (1840-1926) reading a newspaper, 1872 (oil on canvas), Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)/ Bridgeman Images
Claude Monet (1840-1926) reading a newspaper, 1872 (oil on canvas), Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)/ Bridgeman Images

 

Bridgeman & Marmottan

 

Bridgeman Images has represented Musée Marmottan Monet since 2001, when we acquired the prestigious French fine art picture archive Giraudon. 

 

 

Find out more

 

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The Roses, 1925-26 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images
The Roses, 1925-26 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926)/ Bridgeman Images

 


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