Gondola in Venice by Claude Monet
Claude Monet and his wife Alice returned to Giverny late in the year. After completing the water lily series, Monet turned his attentions to the studies he brought home from Venice, including his 1908 work, Gondola in Venice.
Over the next years, he was slow to complete them, and it was not until 1912 that he was willing to release 29 of the works for an exhibition. But Monet, still grieving over Alice's death in the previous year, took little pleasure in his accomplishment.
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Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and lecturer and the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European and American painting, including Publication International, Ltd.'s, Impressionism and Van Gogh. Other titles include Sunflowers, Monet's Garden in Art, Van Gogh: Fields and Flowers, and Mary Cassatt: Reflections of Women's Lives. Ms. Mancoff is a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.