Will Monet’s Nymphéas en fleur exceed $70m?

Claude Monet ‘s Nymphéas en fleur, painted circa 1914-1917 will be offered on the 8th May at Christie’s in New York. The painting is part of the The Collection of David and Peggy Rockefeller: 19th & 20th Century Art, Evening Sale. The painting is estimated to sell in the $50-70 million range.

In 1883, Monet settled at Giverny, northwest of Paris. Three years later he acquired a piece of nearby land and applied for permission to dig a pond, which he hoped would be a source of artistic inspiration, and so it did. Between 1904 and 1909, Monet produced more than 60 paintings of the water garden.

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This is a snapshot of the forecasts on 4.May 2018 at 11.30am GMT.