Artworks in Arcadja2
Some works of Monet Claude # Thornley George W.Extracted between 2 works in the catalog of Arcadja
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CLAUDE MONET and GEORGE W. THORNLEY Meules. Lithograph printed in reddish orange on cream Chine appliqué, circa 1892. 217x270 mm; 8 1/2x10 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of 25. Signed by both Monet and Thornley in pencil, lower margin. Printed by Belfond, Paris. Published by Goupil, Paris, with the blind stamp (Lugt 225d, lower right). From L'Album de 20 lithographies d'après les tableaux de Claude Monet. A superb, well-inked impression of this very scarce lithograph.
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288 CLAUDE MONET and GEORGE W. THORNLEY Trois Barques sur la Grève. Color lithograph on Chine appliqué, circa 1892. 210x266 mm; 8 1/4x10 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of 25. Signed in pencil by Monet and Thornley, lower margin. Printed by Belfond, Paris. Published by Goupil, Paris. From L'Album de 20 lithographies d'après les tableaux de Claude Monet. A superb, richly-inked impression of this very scarce lithograph with strong colors. At the end of the 19th century, Monet (1840-1926), Edgar Degas (1834-1917) and Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) rediscovered lithography as a medium both to recreate their artistic conceptions on paper and, simultaneously, achieve widespread distribution of and acclamation for their work. These artists, who had invented new ways of transmitting impressions of light and color, engaged George William Thornley (1857-1935), an accomplished English lithographer and admirer of the Impressionists, to translate their designs into lithographs. The prints that emerged from these collaborative efforts are the only lithographs in color, save one by Pissarro, by these great Impressionist artists. Until he met Thornley, Monet had evidenced no interest in making prints. Unlike Degas and Pissarro, who etched on copper and drew on stone or transfer paper, or Cézanne, Sisley and Renoir, who collaborated with Auguste Clot, the talented Parisian master printer, to create color lithographs, Monet either found printmaking too daunting or did not seek the public acclaim for his work that printmaking could provide. However, he was able to find a hospitable partner in Thornley. The resulting collaborative lithographs of landscapes and seascapes, signed by Monet in pencil, are informed with the elusive and shimmering light of his iconic Impressionist oil paintings