The Simon Sainsbury Bequest to the National Gallery

This event was held from 22 October 2008 to 1 February 2009

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

Paul Gauguin
probably 1890
Paul Gauguin: 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window'
Claude Monet
Claude Monet
about 1907
Claude-Oscar Monet: 'Water-Lilies, Setting Sun'

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