About this artwork
In 1893, three years after buying property at Giverny, Claude Monet began transforming the marshy ground behind his home into a pond, on the narrow end of which he built a Japanese-style wood bridge. Adding both exotic and domestic plantings, including his famous water lilies, the artist created the garden that would be one of his principal subjects for the rest of his life. Water Lily Pond was among the 18 similar versions of the motif that he made in 1899–1900; their common theme was the mingling of the lilies with reflections of other vegetation on the pool’s surface.
- Claude Monet
- Water Lily Pond
- Oil on canvas
- Inscribed upper left: Claude Monet / 1900
- 89.8 × 101 cm (35 3/8 × 39 3/4 in.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection