Museum Folkwang Collection Online
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
  • On view
  • 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.
  • Provenance1894–[...]: im Besitz des Künstlers | [...]–[...]: vermutlich Maurice Hamman (vermutlich 1855–vermutlich 1834), Paris | [...]–[...]: vermutlich M Knoedler & Co, New York | vermutlich 1899–vermutlich 10.04.1900: Thomas Ellis Kirby (1846–1924), New York | 10.04.1900: American Art Association, New York | 10.04.1900–1901: Galerie Paul Durand-Ruel, Paris | 1901–1918: Bertha Honoré Palmer, gen. Mrs. Potter Palmer (1849–1918), Chicago | 1918–1970: Familienbesitz Potter Palmer, Chicago | 1970: Richard L. Feigen Gallery, New York | 1970–14.12.1970: Galerie Schmela, Düsseldorf | 14.12.1970–heute: Museum Folkwang, Essen

    Provenienz unbelastet

    Die Untersuchung erfolgte im Rahmen des vom Deutschen Zentrum Kulturgutverluste geförderten Projekts zur Bestandsprüfung (01.10.2019–30.09.2020).
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  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
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  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Le portail, brouillard matinal
  • Obj_Title2_S: The Portal (Morning Fog)
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  • 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_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
  • Obj_PermanentLocation_S (Standort): On view
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Commentary
Artists
Provenance

In 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.