Sotheby’s announces painting by Monet is star lot of London Impressionist …

LONDON.- Coinciding with the public opening of the Venice Biennale, Sotheby’s announced that on 19th June it will offer an exceptionally rare and important view of Venice by Claude Monet. Estimated at £15 – 20 million / HK$ 176 – 235 million, Le Palais Contarini (The Contarini Palace) will be the star lot of the summer sales season in London. Painted by Monet during a three-month trip to the city in 1908 – the year of one of the first Venice Biennales – the painting dates from the peak of Monet’s career.

Helena Newman, Chairman, Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Department Europe, said: “Venice and Monet were made for each other. With its ravishing palette and modern aesthetic, this is

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