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Lot 340: CLAUDE MONET and GEORGE W
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
CLAUDE MONET and GEORGE W. THORNLEY
La Gare St. Lazare.
Lithograph on off-white Chine appliqué on cream wove paper, circa 1892. 205x263 mm; 8 1/8x10 3/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 25. Signed by both Monet and Thornley in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Belfond, Paris, with the blind stamp lower left (Lugt 225d, lower right). Published by Goupil, Paris. From L'Album de 20 lithographies d'après les tableaux de Claude Monet. A superb, richly-inked impression of this very scarce lithograph, with strong contrasts.
In 1877, Monet rented a small apartment and artist's studio near the Gare St. Lazare in Paris. In the third Impressionist exhibition, which opened in April the same year, he exhibited seven views of the railway station. Monet's treatment of this Industrial Era subject was rather revolutionary for its day and these paintings, four of which survive today, are among the pantheon of French Impressionist art.