Pont de Londres (Charing Cross Bridge, London)
Claude Monet (Paris 1840 - Giverny 1926)
This painting by Monet was given to Winston Churchill by his literary agent, the Hungarian, Emery Reves, whom he had known since 1937. Churchill, an amateur painter, was a great admirer of the impressionists and emulated their use of colour and light in his own work. Pont de Londres is a view of Charing Cross Bridge and is one of a series of views of this London bridge that Monet made between 1883 and 1908 during his travels around Europe.
Oil painting on canvas, Pont de Londres (Charing Cross Bridge, London) by Claude Monet (Paris 1840 - Giverny 1926), signed and dated 1902.
Given to Winston Churchill by Emery Reeves (Imre Révész) (1904 - 1981) (Churchill's Hungarian-born literary agent) (French Customs label) in 1949; accepted by the Treasury as a part of death duties and then placed on 50-year loan to the Trust from 1967; transferred to the National Trust by HM Treasury, 1984
Chartwell, The Churchill Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Signed and dated 1907
Makers and roles
Claude Monet (Paris 1840 - Giverny 1926), artist
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