Weeping Willow
On loan from Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. Gift of Howard D. and Babette L. Sirak, the Donors to the Campaign for Enduring Excellence, and the Derby Fund, © Image courtesy of Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

Monet painted the weeping willow in his garden at Giverny in response to the horrors of the Great War. Grief is expressed through subject matter – the weeping willow is a traditional symbol of mourning – and through the sombre, expressive application of paint.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1840 - 1926
Full title
Weeping Willow
Date made
1918
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
131.1 × 110.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
On loan from Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. Gift of Howard D. and Babette L. Sirak, the Donors to the Campaign for Enduring Excellence, and the Derby Fund
Inventory number
L1202
Location in Gallery