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Charing Cross Bridge

Charing Cross Bridge

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Charing Cross Bridge

Date: 1903

Artist: Claude Monet, French, 1840–1926

Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
28 3/4 x 41 in. (73 x 104.1 cm)
framed: 36 5/16 × 46 13/16 × 3 1/2 in. (92.2 × 118.9 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object Number: 22:1915
Place depicted:England, London, Charing Cross Bridge
Classification: PAINTINGS
Current Location:On View, Gallery 218
Terms
Notes:In this scene, a train puffs across the bridge as sunlight falls through the mist and creates shimmering patterns on the river surface. Claude Monet painted a series of about 30 paintings of the Charing Cross railroad bridge spanning the River Thames, each highlighting different light and weather effects. Monet was a noted Anglophile and painted this view on one of three visits to London between 1899 and 1901. He noted, “I love London…what I love, above all, is the fog.”
ProvenanceMarch 1913 - May 1913
Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, NY, USA, purchased from the artist

May 1913 - December 1913
Arthur B. Emmons, Newport, RI, purchased from Durand-Ruel Galleries [1]

December 1913 - 1915
Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York, NY, re-acquired from Arthur B. Emmons

1915 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Durand-Ruel Galleries [2]


Notes:
The main source for this provenance is the 1996 catalogue raisonné [Wildenstein, Daniel. "Monet." Cologne: Taschen, 1996, cat. no. 1548]. Exceptions and other supporting documents are noted.

[1] Information about Arthur B. Emmons's residence is provided in an earlier version of the catalogue raisonné [Wildenstein, Daniel. "Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné." Paris: La Bibliothèque des Arts, 1974, no. 1548].

[2] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, March 4, 1915.
Exhibition History
Title: Monet in London
Date: October 9, 1988 - January 8, 1989
Venue: High Museum of Art

Title: Claude Monet (1996)
Date: March 14 - June 16, 1996
Venue: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Title: La peinture francaise, collections américaines
Date: May 13 - September 15, 1966
Venue: Musée des Beaux-Arts Bordeaux

Title: Impressionism: Selections from Five American Museums
Date: November 4, 1989 - November 25, 1990
Venue: Carnegie Museum of Art
Venue: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Venue: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Venue: SLAM
Venue: Toledo Museum of Art

Title: Claude Monet - Seasons and Moments
Date: March 9 - August 7, 1960
Venue: MOMA
Venue: LACMA

Title: Da Corot a Monet: la Sinfonia della Natura
Date: March 5, 2010–June 29, 2010
Venue: Complesso del Vittoriano

Title: Claude Monet (1957)
Date: September 25, 1957- March 1958
Venue: City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Venue: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Venue: The Baltimore Museum of Art

Title: Paintings from Durand-Ruel
Date: November 1914
Venue: The Noonan-Kocian Company

Title: Claude Monet and Modernist London
Date: January 16, 2005 - January 1, 2006
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Venue: Brooklyn Museum of Art
Venue: The Baltimore Museum of Art

Title: The Impressionists in London
Date: January 3 - March 11, 1973
Venue: The Hayward Gallery

Publication History
Title: The Impressionists: A Retrospective
Year Published: 1991

Title: Recent Acquisitions: The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet
Periodical Title: The Saint Louis Art Museum Bulletin
Edition: July - August
Year Published: 1973

Title: Handbook of the Collections: The City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Year Published: 1953

Title: Saint Louis Art Museum: Handbook of the Collection
Year Published: 2004

Title: City Art Museum Catalogue of Paintings
Edition: 3
Year Published: 1924

Title: Monet or The Triumph of Impressionism
Year Published: 1996

Title: Claude Monet: A Loan Exhibition
Year Published: 1957

Title: Claude Monet: Biographie et catalogue raisonné
Year Published: 1974

Title: The Impressionists in London
Year Published: 1973

Title: The St. Louis Art Museum: Handbook of the Collections
Year Published: 1975

Title: Handbook of the Collections: The City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Year Published: 1944

Title: City Art Museum: Saint Louis: Catalogue of Paintings 1915
Year Published: 1915

Title: Monet's Series
Periodical Title: Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts
Year Published: 1981

Title: Monet
Year Published: 1948

Title: Monet in London
Year Published: 1988

Title: La peinture francaise, collections américaines
Year Published: 1966

Title: Special Exhibition: Impressionism, Selections from Five American Museums
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Edition: July - August
Year Published: 1990

Title: London as a subject of Monet's vision
Periodical Title: Studio International
Edition: March
Year Published: 1973

Title: Les Archives de l'impressionnisme. Lettres de Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Sisley et autres. Mémoires de Paul Durand-Ruel. Documents
Year Published: 1939

Title: Claude Monet
Year Published: 1996

Title: Recent Accessions: Purchases
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Edition: May
Year Published: 1915

Title: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings
Periodical Title: The Saint Louis Art Museum Bulletin
Edition: Winter
Year Published: 1982

Title: Claude Monet - Seasons and Moments
Year Published: 1960

Title: Monet
Year Published: 1983

Title: Recent Acquisitions
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Edition: May
Year Published: 1915

Title: Monet's London: Artists' Reflections on the Thames 1859–1914
Year Published: 2005

Title: Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings With Biographical Data and Descriptive Notes, City Art Museum Saint Louis
Year Published: 1918

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