Claude Monet's Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies is an oil on canvas (36-1/2x29 inches) housed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Claude Monet painted Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies in 1899. The artist admitted that he spent many hours contemplating the lilies on the water long before he picked up his palette.

Monet's first intense period of work at the pond began in the summer of 1899. When the weather turned cold, he completed six works to his satisfaction in the studio.

The following year, Claude Monet would afford his undivided attention to his water garden. See the more lush, saturated tones of The Waterlily Pond, Harmony in Pink in the next section.

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