Claude Monet

1840-1926

Career Hihjlights

In May 1871 he left London to live in Zaandam, where he made 25 paintings. Monet's Le Pont du chemin de fer à Argenteuil, an 1873 painting of a railway bridge spanning the Seine near Paris was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for a record $ 41.4 million. Le bassin aux nymphéas (from the water lilies series) sold at Christie's 24 June 2008, lot 19, for $71,892,376.34.
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