Prized Monet lent to the National Gallery of Canada by anonymous donor

A significant painting by French Impressionist master Claude Monet, purchased less than two months ago at auction for almost $10-million, is now hanging at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. The oil on canvas, Le Pont de bois, painted in 1872, has been lent by the owner, an anonymous Canadian “friend to the NGC,” for a publicly unspecified but “substantial” display period. It currently is mounted beside the classic Waterloo Bridge: the Sun in a Fog, a Monet oil from 1903 that the NGC acquired in 1914, 12 years before the artist’s death, and is now one of four Monets in the NGC’s permanent collection.

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