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Railroad Bridge, Argenteuil

1873
Claude Monet, French, 1840 - 1926
In the 1860s and 1870s Monet, like his Impressionist colleagues, often depicted industrial France. Here, a train crosses a newly constructed iron bridge on the outskirts of Paris. In his later landscape paintings such evidence of the modern world is almost completely omitted....

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Probably purchased from the artist by Paul Durand-Ruel (dealer), December 16, 1873 [1]; sold to Georges Petit (dealer), Paris, August 9, 1883; sold to John G. Johnson (1841–1917), August 13, 1887 [2]; bequest to the City of Philadelphia, 1917.1. According to Daniel Wildenstein, Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné (Paris: La Bibliothèque des arts, 1974), vol. 1, no. 318. See also Sylvie Patry, ed., Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, exh. cat. (London: National Gallery Company, 2015), p. 250.2. Invoice from Galerie Georges Petit, August 13, 1887, Correspondence, John G. Johnson Papers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives, archives.philamuseum.org/jgj/JGJ_B004_F006_006.
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