Valued at [pounds sterling]27,534,000 plus VAT of [pounds sterling]706,800, the painting was completed following Monet
's 1908 visit to Italy with his second wife Alice.
Junichi Miyakawa, President and CEO of MONET
declined to comment on the investment, which was first reported by Nikkei.
, who is now studying interior design at Manchester University and also works part-time as a nursery nurse assistant, says she feels passionately about supporting children and charities which help youngsters in need.
decided to take part inMiss Newcastlebecause she felt the competition encompasses "all the elements in my life that I value".
"The winning bid shatters the previous record for the highest sum ever paid for a work by Monet
, signalling the enduring value and popularity of the French Impressionist master; the bid is also the record for any Impressionist work of art," Sotheby's said.
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, a master of color, light and shadow
is black, of medium build and was wearing black trousers, a black parka with fur round the hood, and a school tie.
's debut album was released in 2014 and was called "Nightmares & Lullabies Act 1." She followed this the album up with a second EP in 2015 called "Nightmares & Lullabies Act 2."
And though the mothers spark freedom in the daughters' throats, freedom was not always part of their own process, when Monet
writes: "sometimes mothers / free hummingbirds from their ribs / but don't always learn the art of flying." The poem "the body remembers" gives us an understanding of why the mothers couldn't fly.
'Luncheon on the Grass' is one of Monet
's early classics, and is sure to be a hit.
The red and white temperate water lilies seen in the garden were originally divided off from roots grown in Monet
's garden in France.