The Simon Sainsbury Bequest to the National Gallery

The Simon Sainsbury Bequest to the National Gallery

Date and time

22 October 2008 – 1 February 2009
Room 42
Admission free

The Simon Sainsbury Bequest is one of the most significant in the National Gallery’s history. This intimate display celebrated the arrival of three Impressionist masterpieces to the collection.

Closely related works by Monet and Gauguin (already firm favourites with visitors) were displayed alongside the new paintings.

Paintings from the bequest

Snow Scene at Argenteuil
Claude Monet
1875
Water-Lilies, Setting Sun
Claude Monet
about 1907

Image above: Detail from Monet, 'Snow Scene at Argenteuil', 1875

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