Claude Monet (French, 18401926) has long been regarded as the Impressionist par excellence. For more than sixty years, he strove to capture the nuanced richness of the world around him in vibrant canvases that explore the changing quality of color and light at different times of the day and in various weather conditions.
The sunflowers harvested for the lush bouquet featured on this radiant pen grew flanking the steps that led down to Monets garden at Vétheuil. He exhibited this painting, now in the Museums collection, in 1882 at the seventh Impressionist exhibition, where the brio and daring of his technique elicited the critics admiration. Printed lacquer and gold overlay. 5 1/4”L.
Printed lacquer and gold overlay Ballpoint 5 1/4”L