The Gare Saint-Lazare: Arrival Of A Train
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.53
People
Claude Monet, French (Paris, France 1840 - 1926 Giverny, France)
Title
The Gare Saint-Lazare: Arrival of a Train
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris: Arrival of a Train
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1877
Culture
French
Location
Level 1, Room 1220, European Art, 19th–20th century
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
83 x 101.3 cm (32 11/16 x 39 7/8 in.)
framed: 110.3 x 127.5 x 9.5 cm (43 7/16 x 50 3/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: Claude Monet 77
Provenance
Claude Monet, Painted, 1877, sold: to Ernest Hoschedé, 1877, sold; to Charles Deudon, 1877. [Paul Rosenberg, Paris (by 1919)]. Mme. Emile Staub-Terlinden, Mannedorf, Switzerland, (by 1923-at least 1938), sold; [to Wildenstein and Co., New York,(c. 1942-1945) ] sold; to Maurice Wertheim (1945-1951), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1951.

Notes:
Distel cites Monet notebook on sale to Deudon "pour le compte de M. Hoschedé," who had gone bankrupt.

Seligmann archives note presence of this painting in Staub-Terlinden's home during 1930 visit. Staub-Terlinden put paintings on deposit with Wildenstein some time after 1938 exhibition, Wildenstein purchased c. 1942-43, per documents in Foreign Funds Control Investigative Reports.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.53
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

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3e exposition de peinture, exh. cat., 6 rue le Peletier (Paris, France, 1877), no. 100

Französische Kunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zürich (Zurich, Switzerland, 1917)

Gustave Geffroy, Claude Monet, sa vie, son temps, son oeuvre, G. Crès et Cie (Paris, France, 1922), p. 92

Cinquante Ans de peinture française, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Paris, France, 1925), no. 47

Vincent van Gogh en zijn Tijdgenooten, exh. cat., Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1930), no. 220

Chefs-d'oeuvre de l'art français, exh. cat., Petit Palais, Paris (Paris, France, 1937), no. 374

La Peinture Français de XIXe Siècle en Suisse, exh. cat., Gazette des Beaux-Arts (Paris, France, 1938), repr. pl. XXIV, no. 64

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John Rewald, The History of Impressionism [1st ed.], Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, NY, 1946), repr. in color facing p. 318

French Painting since 1870, lent by Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1946), pp. 12-15, repr. p. 13

Oscar Reuterswärd, Monet, en konstnarshistorik, Albert Bonniers Förlag (Stockholm, Sweden, 1948), p. 281, detail repr. in b/w, fig. 48, p. 108

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Jean Leymarie, French Painting, the Nineteenth Century, Editions d'Art Albert Skira (Geneva, Switzerland, 1962), repr. in color p. 188

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[Unidentified article], Femina (1969), no. 8, repr.

Harold Spencer, ed., Readings in Art History vol. II: The Renaissance to the Present, Charles Scribner's Sons (New York, NY, 1969), repr. in b/w p. 342, fig. 47

Norman Rich, The Age of Nationalism and Reform, 1850-1890, W. W. Norton & Company (New York, NY, 1970), repr. in color on cover

Felix Marti-Ibanez, ed., The Adventure of Art, C. N. Potter (New York, NY, 1970), repr. in color p. 503

Pierre Daix, L'Aveuglement devant la peinture, Editions Gallimard (Paris, France, 1971), repr.

Maria Blunden and Godfrey Blunden, Impressionists and Impressionism, Skira Books (Geneva, Switzerland, 1971), repr. in color p. 141

Monet et L'Impressionisme, Japan Art Center (Tokyo, Japan, 1972), plate II, repr. in color

Fritz Baumgart, DuMont's Kleine Kunstgeschichte, Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg (Köln, Germany, 1972), repr. p. 296

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Kenneth Neill, The Age of Steam and Steel: Ireland, Britain, and Europe in the 19th Century, Gill and MacMillan (Dublin, Ireland, 1976), repr. on cover

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Georges Riviere, "L'Exposition des Impressionistes", Impressionism in Perspective, ed. Barbara Ehrlich White, Prentice Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978), pp. 9-10, fig. 4

Akiko Mabuchi, Mone, Kodansha Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan, 1980), repr. in color p. 86

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Paul Hayes Tucker, Monet at Argenteuil, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, CT and London, England, 1982), p. 169, fig. 149

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Claude Monet: Painter of Light, exh. cat., Auckland City Art Gallery (Auckland, New Zealand, 1985), p. 12

Charles S. Moffett, The New Painting: Impressionism, 1874-1886, exh. cat., R. Burton (Geneva, Switzerland, 1986), pp. 189, 191, fig. 2, 198

Bruce Bernard, ed., The Impressionist Revolution, Orbis Publishing Ltd. (London, England, 1986), repr. in color p. 136

John O'Brian, Degas to Matisse: the Maurice Wertheim Collection, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc./Fogg Art Museum (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, 1988), no. 5, pp. 48-51; repr. in color p. 49

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Charles F. Stuckey, Monet Water Lilies, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, distributed by MacMillan Publishing Co. (New York, NY, 1988), repr. in b/w p. 14

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Bernard Denvir, Impressionism, the Painters and the Paintings, Studio Editions (London, England, 1991), repr. in color as fig. 235, p. 245

The Canvas Seeks the Light, Kodansha (Tokyo, Japan, 1992), repr. in color fig. 5-19, p. 103

Christoph Heinrich, Claude Monet 1840-1926, Benedikt Taschen Verlag (Köln, Germany, 1993), repr. in color p. 41

Richard Mühlberger, What Makes a Monet a Monet?, Metropolitan Museum of Art / Viking (New York, NY, 1993), pp. 25-27, repr. in color

Richard Mühlberger, O Que Faz de um Monet um Monet?, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 1993), pp. 25-27, repr. in color

The 19th Century, Kodansha (Tokyo, Japan, 1993), repr. in color p. 109

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Exhibition History

Troisième Exposition de Peinture, Rue le Peletier, Paris, 04/01/1877 - 04/30/1877

Französische Kunst des XIX und XX Jahrhunderts, Kunsthaus Zürich, CH-8024 Zurich, 01/01/1917 - 12/31/1917

Cinquante ans de peinture française, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 01/01/1925 - 12/31/1925

Van Gogh en zijn tijdgenooten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 01/01/1930 - 12/31/1930

Chefs d'oeuvres de l'art française, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Paris, 01/01/1937 - 12/31/1937

Le peinture française du XIXe siècle en Suisse, [Unknown venue, Paris], 01/01/1938 - 12/31/1938

A Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Claude Monet, Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 04/11/1945 - 05/12/1945

French Painting since 1870 lent by Maurice Wertheim, Class of 1906, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1946 - 09/07/1946; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 07/01/1953 - 09/13/1953

La Peinture Française depuis 1870, Musée de la Province de Quebec, 07/12/1949 - 08/07/1949

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 07/01/1952 - 09/14/1952

French Paintings Since 1870 from the Maurice Wertheim Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/01/1953 - 09/30/1953

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 06/15/1957 - 09/15/1957

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 06/10/1958 - 08/31/1958

The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Modern French Art--Monet to Picasso, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 06/17/1960 - 09/04/1960

The Maurice Wertheim Collection: Manet to Picasso, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 06/13/1962 - 09/02/1962

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 06/20/1963 - 09/01/1963

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, 06/24/1965 - 09/07/1965

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, 09/03/1968 - 09/22/1968

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, 06/01/1971 - 09/30/1971

The Maurice Wertheim Collection, Maine State Museum, Augusta, 06/01/1972 - 09/01/1972

Manet to Matisse: The Maurice Wertheim Collection, IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, 04/09/1985 - 05/25/1985

The Maurice Wertheim Collection and Selected Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings and Drawings in the Fogg Art Museum, Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, 03/01/1990 - 04/10/1990; Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, 04/14/1990 - 05/13/1990

Re-View: S427 Impressionist & Postimpressionist Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/02/2008 - 06/18/2011

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Verification Level

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