Liverpool Allotted Monet and Degas Accepted in Lieu

April 25 2024

Image of Liverpool Allotted Monet and Degas Accepted in Lieu


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool has been allocated two paintings by Monet and Degas as part of the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. The Epte in Giverny (1884), by Claude Monet (pictured), and Modiste Decorating a Hat (1891-1895), a pastel by Edgar Degas, will be on display in the gallery from this weekend onwards.

According to the museum's press release:

Kate O’Donoghue, Curator of International Fine Art at National Museums Liverpool, said: “Claude Monet’s landscapes and Edgar Degas’ scenes of everyday life epitomise the Impressionist movement and it’s difficult to overstate quite how special it is to obtain these new works by two of Europe’s most famous artists.  

“The artworks will sit alongside works by artists such as Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse, helping us to tell the story of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in a way that will no doubt inspire visitors for many years to come.”

The new acquisitions come from the collection of Mary Elliot-Blake (1904-1996) and have been owned by the Montagu family by descent. Due to the family's connection to the city of Liverpool, the paintings were allocated to the Walker. 

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