In 1893, Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), a passionate horticulturist, purchased land with a pond near his property in Giverny, intending to build something “for the pleasure of the eye and also for motifs to paint.” The result was his water-lily garden. In the summer of 1899 he completed twelve paintings of views of the wooden footbridge over the pond, including Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies
in the Museum’s collection, the source for our enchanting night light.
Plastic frame and body. UL listed. Plug included. 5 1/8''L: frame: 4 1/8''L x 3 3/8''W x 1 7/8''D.