Monet's subject range gradually narrowed to the contents of his garden after his move to Givergny and this work is an extremely decorative example of his still lifes during this period. The work exudes a Japanese sensibility with its tall picture plane reminiscent of Japanese wall panel paintings, and the spatial ambiguity of the ascending, undulating lines produces a decidedly decorative effect. (Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)


  • Title: Yellow Irises
  • Date Created: c. 1914 - c. 1917
  • Location Created: France
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: Stamped upper right and lower left (studio's seal): Claude Monet (Lugt no. 1819b)
  • Provenance: Michel Monet, Giverny; Baron von Leitner, Paris; Dr. and Mrs. Ralph André Kling, New York; Marlborough Fine Art, London/New York; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bucksbaum, New York; Auc., Christie's, New York, May 13, 1980, no. 43; Stanley J. Seeger; Auc., Sotheby's, New York, Nov. 18, 1986, no. 21; Seibu Pisa.
  • Physical Dimensions: w1010 x h2000 mm
  • Painter: Claude Monet
  • Object title (Japanese): 黄色いアイリス
  • Object notes (Japanese): ジヴェルニーに居を定めてからのモネのモティーフは次第にその庭園の内部に限られてゆくが、その一つである本作品は植物を描いた作品の中でもとりわけ装飾性の強いものである。障壁画を思わせる縦長の大画面は日本趣味を感じさせ、上昇する線がうねるように重なって空間を曖昧にしつつ華麗な効果を生み出している。(出典: デジタルギャラリー. 1999-2006)
  • Artist Name (Japanese): モネ、クロード
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/information/privacy.html
  • External Link: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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