Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil

Bords de la Seine a Argenteuil
Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil (Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil) is an oil painting controversially not accepted by the Wildenstein Institute which publishes the catalogue raisonné of works by Claude Monet.wikipedia
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Catalogue raisonné

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Joel is an art historian who has published two art books, the first a catalogue raisonné of the marine paintings of Charles Brooking, the second a history of Monet at Vétheuil and on the Norman Coast.
In an edition of the television programme in the BBC documentary series Fake or Fortune? broadcast in the United Kingdom on 19 June 2011, the subject was the authenticity of the Claude Monet painting Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil.

Wildenstein Institute

The most widely accepted authority on Monet's work is the catalogue raisonné published by the Wildenstein Institute in Paris.
The Institute controversially refused to authenticate Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil after an investigation by Fiona Bruce (a journalist) and Philip Mould (an art dealer and historian) in the BBC television programme Fake or Fortune?, which first aired on 19 June 2011.

Argenteuil

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The painting is a landscape depicting the River Seine at Argenteuil in France.
Autumn at Argenteuil, Regatta at Argenteuil, Red Boats, Argenteuil, The Bridge at Argenteuil, The Port at Argenteuil, The Seine at Argenteuil, View of Argenteuil-Snow, Bords de la Seine a Argenteuil, and Snow at Argenteuil.

Georges Petit

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The painting was sold by Georges Petit in 1918 to the Khalil Palace in Cairo, where it stayed until 1953.

Claude Monet

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Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil (Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil) is an oil painting controversially not accepted by the Wildenstein Institute which publishes the catalogue raisonné of works by Claude Monet.

Seine

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The painting is a landscape depicting the River Seine at Argenteuil in France.

Fake or Fortune?

Fake or Fortune
In 2011 Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil was featured on the British TV programme, Fake or Fortune?, in a failed attempt to establish it as an authentic Monet. Fiona Bruce (a journalist) and Philip Mould (an art dealer and historian) investigated the painting in the TV programme Fake or Fortune? first aired on 19 June 2011.

Charles Brooking

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Joel is an art historian who has published two art books, the first a catalogue raisonné of the marine paintings of Charles Brooking, the second a history of Monet at Vétheuil and on the Norman Coast.

Daniel Wildenstein

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The Wildenstein Institute has examined the painting once, after the death of Daniel Wildenstein, and does not accept it as genuine. However the Wildenstein Institute did not accept their arguments, and maintains that the painting is a fake, based predominantly on the connoisseurship of the late Daniel Wildenstein.

Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce (a journalist) and Philip Mould (an art dealer and historian) investigated the painting in the TV programme Fake or Fortune? first aired on 19 June 2011.

Philip Mould

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Fiona Bruce (a journalist) and Philip Mould (an art dealer and historian) investigated the painting in the TV programme Fake or Fortune? first aired on 19 June 2011.

Infrared

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The Art Access Research Centre scanned the picture using high resolution, infrared and X-ray photography.

X-ray

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The Art Access Research Centre scanned the picture using high resolution, infrared and X-ray photography.

Courtauld Institute of Art

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The chemical analysis of paints used in the painting and signature were studied by Nicholas Eastaugh (Courtauld Institute of Art) and were found to conform precisely with Monet's palette and the mediums he used in 1873.

Connoisseur

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However the Wildenstein Institute did not accept their arguments, and maintains that the painting is a fake, based predominantly on the connoisseurship of the late Daniel Wildenstein.

Christie's

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Daniel Wildenstein was sent a photograph in 1992 by Christie's, which was rejected.

Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum

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After the curator of the Khalil Museum discovered an original photograph sent by Petit to Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum in 1918 (discussed further below) Guy Wildenstein was informed, but did not change the verdict, relying instead on "connoisseurship".

Arthur Tooth & Sons

Arthur Tooth & Sons Gallery
The back of the painting has a further sticker from a London gallery, Arthur Tooth & Sons, which handled a number of Monet paintings.

Sotheby's

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This work was sold at a Sotheby's auction in New York for $4.8 million in 2005.

Ralph Wilson

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Businessman Ralph Wilson acquired a Monet painting with the title La Seine a Argenteuil in 1997 from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Businessman Ralph Wilson acquired a Monet painting with the title La Seine a Argenteuil in 1997 from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Provenance

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In the BBC TV programme Fake or Fortune? the provenance of the painting Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil was investigated using a gallery sticker and shipping label on the back.

List of works by Claude Monet

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