26th April 2019 – (Hong Kong) An enduring symbol of Impressionism from Claude Monet ‘s iconic Haystacks series will lead an important private collection of eight Impressionist masterworks on offer in Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art on 14 May in New York. On view at Sotheby’s Hong Kong from 26-28 April, don’t miss your chance to see this dazzling masterpiece.
Of the 25 canvases that the artist created in the early 1890s, Meules from 1890 is one of only four works from this series to come to auction this century and one of only eight remaining in private hands. The other 17 examples reside in the distinguished collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Musee d’Orsay, Paris and, perhaps most notably, six in the collection of theArt Institute of Chicago. Meules is further distinguished by its illustrious provenance, having been acquired by wealthy Chicago socialites and fervent collectors of Impressionist works, Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, directly from the artist’s dealer in the 1890s.
Having remained in the same private collection since it was acquired by the present owners at auction in 1986, the radiant canvas will be offered this May with an estimate in excess of US$55 million.
Meules belongs to a group of eight outstanding works by Impressionist masters on offer this May from the same important private collection, including defining examples by Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Signac, Alfred Sisley and Edouard Vuillard. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the collection will significantly benefit two world-renowned, not-for-profit institutions in the fields of science and music.
This exquisite group of works will debut in a public exhibition beginning 3 May in Sotheby’s newly reimagined and expanded York Avenue galleries. This exhibition marks the first public viewing of Meules in over three decades.
Source : Sotheby’s
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