Monet goes back on display

Claude Monet (1840 – 1926), ‘Argenteuil Basin with a single Sailboat’, 1874 NGI.852. Image of the painting, post conservation, June 2014. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

Restored Monet painting back on public view in the National Gallery of Ireland.

‘Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat’ (1874) 

Claude Monet Research and Conservation Project
Supported by BNP Paribas and the BNP Paribas Foundation


The National Gallery of Ireland and BNP Paribas are pleased to announce the completion of the Claude Monet Research and Conservation Project.‘Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat’ (1874) by Claude Monet (1840-1926), was damaged while on public display in the National Gallery of Ireland on June 29th, 2012. The canvas had been perforated to form an extensive three-branch tear. Fragments of paint and priming layers had also been lost from the surrounding site of the damage. Following eighteen months of extensive research, analysis and conservation work carried out by the National Gallery of Ireland’s Conservation Department, the painting is now restored and ready to go back on public view in the Gallery. The primary aim of the project was to conserve and restore the damage, returning the painting to display in the Gallery in a repaired and stable condition. Conservation of the painting has been carried out by Simone Mancini, Head of Conservation; Ele von Monschaw, Paintings Conservator, and Pearl O’Sullivan, Claude Monet Paintings Conservation Fellow.

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