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Claude Monet (1840 - 1926):
A Mill near Zaandam

A1115; oil on canvas; 42 x 73.5 cm.

Signed: Claude Monet.

Prov: Durand-Ruel; Cassirer.

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the estate of Dr and Mrs Richard Walzer and allocated to the Ashmolean Museum, 1980; WA1980.81.

Wildenstein 1974, no. 178.

Painted during a visit to Holland in 1871. The colour is subdued and the sky overcast but the white ground on which it is painted gives a natural luminosity to the scene and the varied brush-strokes create a fresh, windswept effect. It was painted near Zaandam, about twelve miles from Amsterdam.

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Information derived from the Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.