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    Claude Monet - L'Embarcadere 1871.

    Claude Monet – L’Embarcadere 1871. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £10,229,000

    A Dutch landscape by Claude Monet comes up at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening sale in London on February 3. L’Embarcadere is appearing on the market for the first time in a quarter of a century, and it is estimated at £7.5-10 million. It was painted in Zaandam, Holland, where the artist lived with his family for four months over the summer of 1871. His use of colour and the areas of  lively brushwork represent his gradual development of ideas and attempts to evoke the atmosphere of a scene.

    On June 2 he wrote to his friend Camille Pisarro saying:  “Zaandam is particularly remarkable and there is enough to paint there for a lifetime”. Monet produced 25 pictures that explored several areas surrounding Zaandam, focussing his attention on the  architectural motifs of the Dutch landscape, canals, mills and boats.

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