Collection of japanese prints of Claude Monet
The Collection of japanese prints of Claude Monet comprises over two hundred prints. These prints are kept in the painter's house in Giverny and are displayed in the famous dining room with its pale yellow panelling and bright yellow mouldings, which was so popular with the house's regular guests. It is a collection assembled by the artist according to pictorial criteria which reflect a man in love with lines and colours but also a curious and passionate spirit, concerned with the quality of the prints, the condition and the print.
The collection is varied and includes half of the famous works by Utamaro, Hokusai and Hirsohige, but also rarer works by Eiri and Eisho or Sharaku. The interest of this exceptional collection lies less in the presence of illustrious works than in the absence of certain representations (primitive prints or shungas) in favour of Monet's much-loved landscapes.
176 pages / 300 illustrations
Éditions Gourcuff Gradenigo / Éditions Claude Monet Giverny