Fishing Boats (Bateaux de pêche)




Claude Monet, French, 1840-1926
Born: Paris, France


Object Info

Object: painting
Not currently on view
Object ID: 37.2017


Oil paint on canvas


Frederic C. Hamilton Collection, bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum

More Info


frame height: 35 3/4 in, 90.805 cm; frame width: 46 1/2 in, 118.11 cm; frame depth: 4 1/2 in, 11.43 cm; image height: 25.75 in, 65.4050 cm; image width: 36.5 in, 92.7100 cm


European and American Art Before 1900


European and American Art Before 1900-European Art

Known Provenance

Purchase from the artist, December 1883 by Durand-Ruel, Paris; Purchase by Charles Haviland, Paris and Limoges, January 5, 1884; Purchase by Georges Petit and Durand-Ruel, Paris, October 1, 1917; Purchase by Durand-Ruel, New York, December 6, 1917; Purchase by Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand K. Thun, Wyomissing, PA, March 14, 1925; Purchase by Acquavella Galleries, New York, 1980; Purchase by Private collection, February 13, 1980; Sale, Sotheby's New York, May 6, 2003, no. 19 (repr.); Collection of Frederic C. Hamilton, Denver.


Claude Monet, Fishing Boats, 1883. Oil on canvas; 25 ¾ x 36 ½ in. (65 x 92 cm). Frederic C. Hamilton Collection, bequeathed to the Denver Art Museum, 37.2017

Exhibition History

  • Tableaux Durand-Ruel, Brooks Reed Gallery, Boston, 1918
  • "Exhibition by a Group of Contemporary French Painters"—Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, 1919
  • "Paintings by French Impressionists"—Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, 1922
  • "Modern French Masters"—Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio, 1924, no. 26
  • "Exhibition of Marine Subjects by French Artists"—Durand-Ruel Gallery, New York, 1925, no. 15
  • Williams Alumni Loan Exhibition, Lawrence Museum of Art, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962, no. 61
  • extended loan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1977 - 1980
  • "Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum"—Denver Art Museum, 10/27/2013 - 02/09/2014