The National Museum of Western Art

Claude Monet [Paris, 1840 - Giverny, 1926]

Charing-Cross Bridge in London

Datec. 1902
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)65.3 x 100
InscriptionsSigned lower left: Claude Monet
Credit LineMatsukata Collection
Standard ref.Wildenstein 1525; M779
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1959-0154
Charing-Cross Bridge in London

Provenance

Purchased from the artist by Kojiro Matsukata, Kobe, ca. December 1921 [see letter from Léonce Bénédite to (Claude Monet), dated 11 December 1921, in the Bibliothèque centrale des musées nationaux, Paris (copy in NMWA curatorial file)]; sequestered by French government, 1944; vested in French government under San Francisco Peace Treaty, 1952; transferred from French to Japanese government, 23 January 1959; entered into NMWA, April 1959.

Exhibition History

1924
Exposition Claude Monet, organisée au bénéfice des Victimes de la Catastrophe du Japon, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 4 January 1924 - 18 January 1924, cat. no. 17
1952
Monet, Kunsthaus, Zürich, 1952 - 1952, cat. no. 98
1952
Monet, Dienst voor Schone Kunsten, Den Haag, 1952 - 1952, cat. no. 76
1960
The Masterpieces of the Ex-Matsukata Collection, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 14 May 1960 - 10 July 1960, cat. no. 78
1964
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Nakajima Sports Center of Hokkaido Prefecture, 22 August 1964 - 13 September 1964, cat. no. 15
1965
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Cultural Center of Okayama Prefecture, Okayama, 20 October 1965 - 7 November 1965, cat. no. 11
1965
[Tour Exhibition] The Matsukata Collection of the National Museum of Western Art, The Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa, 22 September 1965 - 10 October 1965, cat. no. 11
1982
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Cultural Center of Kochi Prefecture, Kochi, 13 November 1982 - 28 November 1982, cat. no. 5
1982
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Cultural Center of Kagawa Prefecture, Takamatsu, 23 October 1982 - 7 November 1982, cat. no. 5
1982
[Tour Exhibition] Masterpieces of Art from the Collection of National Museums, The Tottori Prefectural Museum, Tottori, 1 October 1982 - 17 October 1982, cat. no. 5
1995
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Modern Japanese Art-Between the East and the West, 1 November 1995 - 30 November 1995, cat. no. 28, col. repr.
2002
The Dream of a Museum: 120 Years of the Concept of the 'Bijutsukan' in Japan, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 6 April 2002 - 23 June 2002, cat. no. 3-1-14, col. repr.
2010
SHADOWS: Works from the National Museums of Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo, 8 September 2010 - 18 October 2010, cat. no. 051
2013
Monet, An Eye for Landscapes: Innovation in 19th Century French Landscape Paintings, Pola Museum of Art, 13 July 2013 - 24 November 2013, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 7 December 2013-9 March 2014, cat. no. 89, col. repr.
2019
The Matsukata Collection: A One-Hundred-Year Odyssey: Upon the 60th Anniversary of the NMWA, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11 June 2019 - 23 September 2019, cat. no. 113, col. repr.

Bibliography

1961
Catalogue du Musée National d'Art Occidental, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1961 (Préface and Catalogue Général in Japanese and French), P-212.
1968
Annual bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 2, 1968, p. 18, no. 29, repr.
1979
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo: Catalogue of Paintings. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1979, no. 194, repr.
1981
Seiberling, Grace. Monet's Series. New York/ London, 1981, p. 371, no. 13.
1985
Wildenstein, Daniel. Claude Monet, biographie et catalogue raisonné. tome 4, Lausanne/ Paris, 1985, pp. 160, 161, repr.; tome 5, 1991, pp. 52, 215 (lettre no. 3061).
1990
The Old Matsukata Collection. Kobe City Museum, ed. Kobe, "Matsukata Korekushon Ten" Jikkoiinkai, 1990, cat. no. 1070.
1996
Wildenstein, Daniel. Monet: Catalogue raisonné. vol. 3, Cologne, Taschen, 1996, p. 654, cat. no. 1525, repr. color.
2018
The Matsukata Collection: Complete Catalogue of the European Art. Kawaguchi, Masako; Jingaoka, Megumi, eds. vol. 1: Paintings, Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 2018, cat. no. 779, col. repr.

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