Description & Technical information

This painting by Blanche Hoschedé-Monet depicts the famous Giverny pond seen from the Japanese bridge and shows the strong ties that bound  together the artist and Monet. Emotional and familiar ties first, since  Blanche was Monet's "double daughter-in-law" : her mother Alice married  the Impressionist artist in 1892, then Blanche married in 1897 Monet's elder son, Jean. "Le Bassin" also brings to light the stylistic affinity between Monet and Blanche who was his assistant and painted from nature
at his side. She then informally learnt from the master, inherited his subtle brushstroke and shared numerous subjects with her step-father.
After Jean died in 1914, she came to Giverny and stopped painting to  take care of Monet until his death twelve years later.

This work  dated 1927, marks a new path in Blanche Hoschedé-Monet's work. The artist thus remained in Giverny when her mentor died and got back to painting while arranging the gardens of the property. The quite rare
depiction of the Giverny pond in the artist's work, without its
emblematic nympheas, can be seen as a tribute to Monet who died a year before. It also shows Blanche's talent and sensitivity which captures a piece of the Giverny pond and which breathes the clarity and calm of a cold day at the edge of spring.

Certificate of authenticity issued by Mr Philippe Piguet dated May 18th 2018.

Date:  1927
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on original canvas
Signature: Signed and dated lower left : Blanche Hoschedé ; 27

Dimensions: 66 x 81.5 cm (26 x 32¹/₈ inches)