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Windmills Near Zaandam
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Windmills Near Zaandam

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Description Following his exile in England during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), Monet stopped in Zaandam, a picturesque town near Amsterdam, from May through October of 1871. During his stay, he painted about 20 small views of the town and its environs. In this example, a lone girl walks along the footpath between Oostzaan and Zaandam. By limiting the range of colors, Monet conveys the atmosphere of an overcast day. Similar muted colors were found in the works of the contemporary Netherlandish landscape painters known as The Hague school.
Date Description Narrative
1/08/1958Treatmentmounted; loss compensation; coated
3/19/1999Examinationexamined for loan
  • Millet and Barbizon Art. Matsumoto City Museum, Matsumoto City; Tokuyama City Museum of Art and History, Tokuyama; Kasama Nichido Museum, Kasama City; Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa. 1996.
  • From Ingres to Gauguin: French Nineteenth Century Paintings Owned in Maryland. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1951.
  • Parallels and Precedents: Baltimore's George A. Lucas Collection. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1995.
  • Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
  • Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. 2000-2002.
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
  • Inspiring Impressionism. High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Denver Art Museum, Denver; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle. 2007-2008.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes from the Walters Art Museum. The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis; The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh. 2008-2009.
  • 19th Century Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin. 2010-2011.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. Denver Art Museum, Denver; Museum Barberini gGmbH, Potsdam. 2019-2020.
Provenance Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, January 18, 1873, no. 45 ["Moulins de Zaandam"(?)]; Portier, Paris [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase [ Boussod Valadon et Cie as agent]; Guyotin, Paris, 1887, by purchase; Erwin Davis, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Durand-Ruel, 1899 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, after 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Claude Monet
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, after 1909

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oil on canvas
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H: 15 3/4 x W: 28 3/8 in. (40 x 72 cm); Framed H: 29 1/8 x W: 42 1/16 x D: 5 3/4 in. (73.98 x 106.84 x 14.61 cm)
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