San Giorgio Maggiore

Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Between October and December 1908, Monet and his wife Alice visited Venice, where they stayed on the Grand Canal. This composition depicts the Palladian monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, viewed from the window of their hotel room at the Hotel Britannia. It was painted in several sessions, probably during Monet's late afternoon 'quatriéme motif' between four and six o'clock. Purchased by Gwendoline Davies in Paris in 1912, this is one of the first Impressionist works to enter the Davies Collection.

San Giorgio Maggiore




oil on canvas


H 59.2 x W 81.2 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2488

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Gwendoline Davies, 1951

Work type


Inscription description

Stretcher: Label: WILDENSTEIN & CO., LTD 147 NEW BOND STREET LONDON W.1 Exhibition VENICE REDISCOVERED Date 8.11.72 - 15.12.72. CAT No. 22 Artist MONET Title San Giorgio Maggiore Name & Address The National Museum of Wales of Owner Cardiff Label: (inscribed) No.19264 Cl. Monet Eglise San Giorgio (sic) atddd Label: THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES ABERYSWYTH ARTIST Monet LENT BY The Misses Davies, Gregynog. EXHIBITED 1946 (61), 1947 (47), 1948 (56), 1951 (12) La


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