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Monet's "Le Palais Contarini", 1908

Monet’s “Le Palais Contarini”, 1908

Claude Monet’s painting of a Venetian palazzo, “Le Palais Contarini” , dating from 1908, sold for $30.5 million at Sotheby’s this past week.



Monet's "Nympheas", 1906

Monet’s “Nympheas”, 1906

And it was a bargain compared to the  iconic 1906 painting of water lilies,  “Nympheas” that sold for $54 million becoming the top sale at the recent auction.   Inspired by the lily pond in his garden at Giverny, the work was the second-highest price for a Monet at auction.

Read more about the recent sale here.

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