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The Doge's Palace (Le Palais ducal)

Claude Monet

European Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
Daunted by Venice’s innumerable picturesque views and its art-historical legacy, Claude Monet delayed visiting the city until 1908. Once there, he explored his familiar artistic concerns—reflection, atmosphere, and structure—now seen afresh in the particular waterways, light, and architecture of Venice. In this rendering of the Doge’s Palace, captured from his seat in a gondola across the Grand Canal, Monet dissolves the solid structure and its reflection into a shimmer of colors.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Europe
  • DATES 1908
    DIMENSIONS 32 x 39 in. (81.3 x 99.1 cm) Frame: 41 1/4 x 49 x 3 5/8 in. (104.8 x 124.5 x 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower right: "Claude Monet 1908"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, South, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of A. Augustus Healy
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). The Doge's Palace (Le Palais ducal), 1908. Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 in. (81.3 x 99.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of A. Augustus Healy, 20.634 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.634_SL1.jpg)
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