The Port of Argenteuil

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926)
The Port of Argenteuil, 1874

Oil on canvas
21 7/8 x 26 inches (55.6 x 66.7 cm)
Signed lower left: Claude Monet


?–1882, M. Pelgrin collection

1882, Durand-Ruel, Paris (purchased from Pelgrin in 1882 and sold to Georges Petit in 1883)

1883, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris

before 1928–before October 1936, Collection of Adolph Lewisohn (born Hamburg, Germany, 1849–1938), New York City

by October 1936-before 1965, Carroll Carstairs Gallery, New York (joint share with M. Knoedler & Co., New York)

?–1965, Collection of David O. Selznick, Los Angeles

1965–1968, Collection of Mrs. Irene Mayer Selznick, New York

ca. 1968–1975, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Bensinger, Chicago

April 15, 1975, Sale, "The Properties of the B. E. Bensinger Family Collection," Christie’s, London (lot no. 29). Probably sold to Wildenstein Gallery.

1976, IU Art Museum purchase from Wildenstein Gallery, New York


May 25-September 29, 1940, "Golden Gate International Exposition," Palace of Fine Arts, Treasure Island, San Francisco (cat. no. 283, as "The Seine")

July 12–August 31, 1969, “Masterpieces from Private Collectors in Chicago,” Art Institute of Chicago (has checklist; not numbered)

October 1, 2001–February 6, 2002, “Monet’s Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia (cat. no. 4)

September 10–December 10, 2006, "A Romance with the Landscape: Realism to Impressionism," University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky

Catalogue Raisonné

Wildenstein, David. Monet: Catalogue Raisonné/Werkverzeichnis. II, Nos. 1-968. Taschen/Wildenstein Institute. 1997. (no. 335)

Alternate Titles

Le bassin de Argenteuil

Vue prise du pont d'Argenteuil

The Seine

Die Seine

The Reservoir at Argenteuil

The Boat Basin at Argenteuil


This painting was in an American collection by 1928. All other documented collections since then are also American. It is unlikely that this painting has a problematic Nazi-era provenance. Provenance research is ongoing, and this site will be updated as more information becomes available.