Museum Folkwang
Le portail, brouillard matinal
  • Claude Monet
  • Le portail, brouillard matinal, 1894

  • The Portal (Morning Fog)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 101 x 66 cm
  • Acquired in 1970 with support of the Eugen-und-Agnes-von-Waldthausen-Platzhoff-Museums-Stiftung and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Inv. G 373
  • CommentaryIn the months from February to April in 1892 and 1893, Monet worked on a series of ca 30 paintings of the western façade of the gothic cathedral of Rouen. He rented suitable rooms in houses opposite the massive façade to paint the motif in the changing light of different times of day. The painting shows the three portals with rose window and the kings’ gallery above, and only a sheen at the tops of the façade relief allows viewers to situate the building emerged in early morning mist.
    He finished the series in 1894 in his studio in Giverny and was able to present 20 paintings of the Rouen Cathedral to his Parisian art dealer, Durand-Ruel a year later. With series of motifs like these, Monet developed a form of serial painting around 1890 as modern and contemporary now as it was then.
  • Provenance(1899), Knoedler, New York
    Thomas E. Kirby
    Privatsammlung Frederic Bonner with Additions by The American Art Association, New York (Auktion Chickering Hall) 10. April 1900, Nr. 60
    Galerie Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris
    (1901), Mrs. Potter Palmer, Chicago
    Richard L. Feigen, New York
    1970, Galerie Alfred Schmela, Düsseldorf
    seit 1970
  • Obj_Id: 3,157
  • Obj_Internet_S: Highlight
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Le portail, brouillard matinal
  • Obj_Title2_S: The Portal (Morning Fog)
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Le portail, brouillard matinal The Portal (Morning Fog) Le portail, brouillard matinal Die Kathedrale von Rouen im Morgennebel
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1894
  • Jahr von: 1,894
  • Jahr bis: 1,894
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 373
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0373
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 101 x 66 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1970 with support of the Eugen-und-Agnes-von-Waldthausen-Platzhoff-Museums-Stiftung and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
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Provenance

(1899), Knoedler, New York
Thomas E. Kirby
Privatsammlung Frederic Bonner with Additions by The American Art Association, New York (Auktion Chickering Hall) 10. April 1900, Nr. 60
Galerie Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris
(1901), Mrs. Potter Palmer, Chicago
Richard L. Feigen, New York
1970, Galerie Alfred Schmela, Düsseldorf
seit 1970