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Gardener's House at Antibes, 1888

oil on fabric, Framed: 91.1 x 118.4 x 13.7 cm (35 13/16 x 46 9/16 x 5 3/8 in.); Unframed: 66.3 x 93 cm (26 1/16 x 36 9/16 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1044

During the winter of 1888, Monet visited Antibes in southern France. Under the Mediterranean sun his colors became lighter and brighter, and his paint surfaces more thickly impastoed. "What I bring back from here," he wrote, "will be sweetness itself, white, pink, and blue, all enveloped in a magical air." The brilliant colors -- warm pinks, corals, cool greens, and blues -- embody the sun-soaked atmosphere of the Mediterranean coast.

Signed lower right: Claude Monet

Cleveland, Kinney and Levan Building. Illustrated Catalogue of the Cleveland Art Loan Exposition under the Auspices of the Cleveland School of Art (1913), no. 124c.
CMA, French Art since Eighteen Hundred (1929), CMA Bulletin 16 (1929): 162.
CMA, Catalogue of the Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art (1936), no. 292.
Parkersburg (W. Va.) Fine Arts Center. Exhibition of French Painting (October 1946), no cat.
City Art Museum of St. Louis; Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Claude Monet: A Loan Exhibition (1957), no. 68, 30 (repr.).
CMA. Creativity in Art and Science (1987), no. 3 (repr.), pl. I.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Discerning Tastes-Montreal Collectors 1880-1920 (1989-90), no. 45, pl. 12.
Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum; Brooklyn Museum. Monet and the Mediterranean (1997-98), 130-31 (repr.).
Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art; 7/5/01 - 9/30/01. Monet, Retrospective, exh. cat. no. 32, pp. 94-95; repr. p. 95.
Casa dei Carraresi, Teviso (10/11/2003 - 3/7/2004):"L'oro e l'azzurro, I colori del Sud da C├ęzanne a Bonnard"
CMA (organizer). Beijing World Art Museum, China, May 26 - Aug. 27, 2006; Mori Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan: Sept. 9 - Nov. 26, 2006; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea: Dec. 18, 2006 - March 31, 2007; Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea: Apr. 7 - May 20, 2007; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: June 9 - Sept. 16, 2007; Cleveland Museum of Art, Oct. 21, 2007- January 13, 2008; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, Feb. 21-June 1, 2008; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, June 22 - September 21, 2008; and the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, October 12, 2008 - January 18, 2009: "Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art"
Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer). Tokyo National Museum (1/15/2014 - 2/23/2014) and Kyushu National Museum (7/8/2014 - 8/31/2014): "Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art", fig. 7., p. 133.

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