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The Rock Needle and Porte d' Aval, Etretat: PD.26-1998

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Current Location: Gallery 5


The Rock Needle and Porte d' Aval, Etretat


Painter: Monet, Claude




History note: Michael Monet, Giverny; with Wildenstein; François Reichenbach; with Arthur Tooth, from whom bought by Mrs Oliver Parker; by descent to T.O. Parker

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1998

Place(s) associated

  • Etretat

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (1998) by H.M. Government


Production date: ? AD 1885 : may have been the sketch for the signed painting, dated 1885, of the same subject now in a private collection (Wildenstein no. 1032)

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Canvas Height 64.8 cm Width 81 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Monet's studio stamp
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Stamp

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.26-1998
Primary reference Number: 2812
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 March 2024 Last processed: Tuesday 5 March 2024

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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