Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies by Claude Monet
by Claude Monet (French, 1840 -1926)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The H.O. Havemeyer Collection, bequeathed 1929
A beautiful painting of Monet's lily pond at Giverny in France with the Japanese bridge over it
Monet was a passionate horticulturist and in 1893 purchased land with a pond near his property in Giverny. Wanting to create something on the land "for the pleasure of the eye and also for motifs to paint", Monet created a lily pond spanned by a Japanese style footbridge. He would go on to paint dozens of canvasses by his pond and "Lilies" would become among his most recognizable series of works.
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