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Monet

The catalogue of the works of Claude MONET (1840-1926), considered innovative at the time it was published not only for the number of its volumes but also because of the annotated biography, retraces in detail the life of the painter, in chapters dedicated to the major events in a career studded with remarkable encounters–from the painter Eugène Boudin to the statesman Georges Clemenceau—through successes, turmoil, bereavements and honors. Over 2000 paintings, 500 drawings and 100 pastels, classified chronologically—from his beginnings in the years 1858-1861, to the Nymphéas series—are indexed, commented, analyzed and reproduced. The catalogue is innovative, too, for publishing previously unknown letters from Monet and extracts from other correspondences touching on his life and his work, used to back up several of the facts and events developed in the biography and the entries.

Daniel WILDENSTEIN, Claude Monet. Biographie et catalogue raisonné.
Lausanne-Paris, La Bibliothèque des Arts, Fondation Wildenstein.
Size 28 x 38 cm.

Vol. I: 1840-1881. Peintures, 1974.
461 p., 8 color pl., 705 black and white ill.
Vol. II: 1882-1886. Peintures, 1979.
305 p., 5 color pl., 416 black and white ill.
Vol. III: 1887-1898. Peintures, 1979.
312 p., 7 color pl., 478 black and white ill.
Vol. IV: 1899-1926. Peintures, 1985.
443 p., 13 color pl., 513 black and white ill.
Vol. V: Supplément aux peintures. Dessins, pastels, index, 1991.
349 p., 10 color pl., 600 black and white ill.

In comparison with the first MONET catalogue, this edition has been brought up to date, revised and enlarged by around 100 previously unpublished works. The first of its four volumes is entirely devoted to his biography (republished by itself in 1999), the three others to the catalogue of the paintings. This publication inaugurated the partnership between the Wildenstein Institute and the publisher Benedikt Taschen with an eye to improving the international distribution of catalogues raisonnés and making them accessible to a wider audience through lower prices. This publication established a new standard look, with modernized, full-color artwork.

Daniel WILDENSTEIN, Monet ou le triomphe de l'impressionnisme. Catalogue raisonné - Werkverzeichnis.
Cologne, Paris, Taschen, Wildenstein Institute, 1996.
Coffret de 4 volumes, format 24 x 32 cm, 1580 p., 2580 ill. couleurs et noir et blanc.

Daniel WILDENSTEIN, Monet or the Triumph of Impressionism. Catalogue raisonné - Werkverzeichnis.
Cologne, Paris, Taschen, Wildenstein Institute, 1996.
4-volume boxed set, Size 24 x 32 cm, 1580 p., 2580 color and black and white ill.

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