Claude Monet's Soleil Levant to make $250,000?

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2015-10-30 16:08:44

Claude Monet’s Soleil Levant, a pastel on paper, is to auction at Christie’s.

The lot is expected to make $180,000-250,000 ahead of the November 13 sale.

It’s a standalone work, rather than a study for a larger piece.

The auction house comments: “While he traveled widely and painted many different themes, Monet the pastellist narrowed his focus considerably to a more personal locale.

“The majority of his pastels can be traced to a small corner of Normandy, within a fifty-mile radius of the Seine estuary, where Monet grew up and took his first steps as an artist, and an area to which he would return to throughout his life.”

It was formerly owned by the actor and theatre designer Aurelien Lugne-Poe.

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