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San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight

MONET, Claude (1840 - 1926)

[image: San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight]

Date: 1908

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

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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.

Work currently out on loan

20 comments

Sara Huws on 20 February 2014, 16:30

Hi there Ashley and Melanie,

To answer both your questions, the work is currently displayed in the Basilica Palladenia, Vicenza, until the beginning of May.

I'm afraid I cannot give a firm date for its redisplay, but as soon as the date if confirmed, I'll update this post.

Melanie on 19 February 2014, 19:09

When is the painting back at the museum please? Am wanting to visit specifically to see this.
Thanks

Ashley T on 19 February 2014, 16:55

Is this work still currently out on loan? Where is it currently being displayed?

ehi111 on 9 December 2013, 14:09

stupendo ma volevo una descrizione piĆ¹ accurata...

------------------------ on 15 September 2013, 04:18

This is an fantastic painting.

Bailey Witt on 22 April 2013, 14:24

i feel as if this painting describes my life, there's the reds of despair but then there's the happiness of blue, the pointy jagged edges of the characature in the background describe the jagged edges tearing away at my soul

Graham Davies on 7 January 2013, 11:21

Dear Peter, thank you for your comment, we don't usually hold photography of works in their frames, but we do happen to have an image of this work in its frame. If you could get in touch with me via email graham.davies@museumwales.ac.uk then I can send you an image of the framed work.
Graham Davies, Online Curator

Peter Golds on 1 January 2013, 11:36

My wife bought me a copy of San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight and I want to frame it in a reasonable copy of the frame it is displayed in. Is there a picture of the picture and frame?

Vikki on 13 October 2012, 18:34

Previous posting stats the painting will be back on display August 2012, is this still correct please? Is the painting now back on display? I have been waiting a while to visit Cardiff specifically to see this.
Thanks

Amgueddfa Cymru on 17 May 2012, 09:29

Dear Michelle,
This work is currently out on loan until August 2012, after this it will be redisplayed at the National Museum of Art. This page will be updated when the painting is on public display again.

Michelle on 16 May 2012, 15:49


I loved the painting and so did my cousin! i also want to know where the painting will be on display next.

John Engeler, Sydney Australia on 19 October 2011, 00:47

Just returned today from a trip to New York, including the The Met. where I had expected to see this painting - based of course on the movie, The Thomas Crown Affair, which is centered on the purported clever 'theft' of this painting from that gallery. I have a best friend in Venice, and have often seen the view Monet created. Although dissapointed in not yet seeing the painting, I now know where to find it and look forward to seeing it in Wales!!

Robert John on 26 August 2011, 15:58

Definately my favourite painting of all time. I used to be an employee of the National Museum and would spend many a rainy lunch hour sitting in the galleries enjoying the artwork, but I always ended up in front of this one. I love Monet's work, but this is his best in my opinion. The use of colours and it's overall brightness an energy always brings a smile to my face.

More recently, it has a lot more significance. Knowing this is my favourite painting, my girlfriend proposed to me in front of it. Of course, I said yes!!!

Amgueddfa Cymru on 21 May 2010, 14:17

Yes this is on display in the Art in Wales/Pyke Thompson Gallery at National Museum Cardiff.

Jessica Townley on 21 May 2010, 14:04

Hi, Can you please confirm that this painting is now on display in the national museum?

Many thanks,
Jessica

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