In the spring of 2019, a painting of waterlilies was discovered under a Monet painting of wisterias. Wisterias is thought to have been painted between 1917 and 1920. The painting of waterlilies underneath Wisteriaswas discovered by Gemeentemuseum in the Hague, the Netherlands, while x-raying Monet's Wisterias painting.
X-ray of Monet's Wisterias showing the Waterlilies painting underneath it.
Monet, Water Lilies: Reflection of Willows (1916) National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.
In 2018, Water Lilies: Reflections of Willows, a Monet painting was found. It had been stored at the Louvre Museum during World War II. It was owned by Japanese collector Kojiro Matsukata, who bought it directly from Monet in 1921. Matsukata'sheirs requested the painting to be returned after World War II, but the Louvre could not find it. The painting is damaged and is being repaired by the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, now owner of Water Lilies: Reflections of Willows.
In 2017, a Monet painting was discovered by an art-history professor at University of Edinburgh. He was researching what was thought to be a missing Monet on the web. He found it had been sold by an art dealer in New Orleans, but it was still listed as missing or lost in the Monet scholarly literature. The Edinburgh art historian found the collector who bought it in New Orleans, and Effet de brouillard was exhibited at the National Gallery in London.
Monet, Effet de brouillard (1872), oil on canvas, 48.2 x 75.2 cm private collector.
Monet, Waterloo Bridge,Grey Weather (1903), oil on canvas, 65 x 101.5 cm
In 2013, a painting from the Waterloo Bridge series of paintings by Monet was found among the objects discovered in the Austrian home of Cornelius Gurlitt after Gurlitt's death. Gurlitt's father, Hildebrandt, was a German art dealer who sold illegally acquired works of art for Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. Monet's Waterloo Bridge, Grey Weatherisamong about onethousand works from the Gurlitt horde which will be displayed by the Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland.
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