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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1965.312
People
Claude Monet, French (Paris, France 1840 - 1926 Giverny, France)
Title
Two Men Fishing
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1883
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black crayon and scratchwork on paper coated with gesso and incised with fine vertical lines for reproduction by "gillotage"
Dimensions
25.6 x 34.5 cm (10 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l., black crayon: Claude Monet
  • inscription: verso, left edge, graphite: 32502
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: 44-36
  • inscription: verso, top, graphite: [obscured by hinges]
Provenance
From catalogue card: Coll: Terracin; David-Weill. sold in Paris, Hotel Drouot, 1911.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
1965
Object Number
1965.312
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Agnes Mongan, ed., One Hundred Master Drawings, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1949), p. 182, repr.

Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), pl. 16

Claude Monet: A Loan Exhibtion, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, 1957), cat. no. 102, repr.

Ira Moskowitz and Maurice Sérullaz, Drawings of the Masters: French Impressionists, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1962), pl. 81

Agnes Mongan, Great Drawings of All Time, ed. Ira Moskowitz and Victoria Thorson, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, 1962), cat. no. 797, n.p., repr.

Kenneth J. Procter, "Surf and Turf", Drawing (American Artist) (Winter 2007), pp. 72-87, p. 78, repr. p. 79

James A. Ganz and Richard Kendall, The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute/Yale University Press (Williamstown, MA, 2007), pp. 195, 199, 200, 301, fig. 193

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 58, 250, repr. p. 251 as fig. 4

Exhibition History

Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947

French Drawings: Masterpieces from Seven Centuries, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 10/13/1955 - 11/27/1955; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 12/02/1955 - 12/29/1955; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 01/07/1956 - 02/11/1956; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 03/07/1956 - 04/10/1956

Claude Monet, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 09/25/1957 - 10/22/1957; Society of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, 11/01/1957 - 12/01/1957

The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 03/17/2007 - 06/10/2007; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 06/24/2007 - 09/16/2007

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