San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight
MONET, Claude (1840 - 1926)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 65.2 x 92.4 cm
Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 2485
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
A view of the monastery island of San Giorgio, painted from the south-eastern end of Venice. On the right are faintly visible the dome of Santa Maria Salute and the mouth of the Grand Canal. Every evening in late November 1908, Monet and his wife made gondola trips to enjoy 'these splendid sunsets which are unique in the world'. This work was purchased by Gwendoline Davies in 1912, directly from Monet's exhibition of his Venetian Scenes in Paris.