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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Claude Monet, French (Paris, France 1840 - 1926 Giverny, France)
Two Men Fishing
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Black crayon and scratchwork on paper coated with gesso and incised with fine vertical lines for reproduction by "gillotage"
25.6 x 34.5 cm (10 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l., black crayon: Claude Monet
  • inscription: verso, left edge, graphite: 32502
  • inscription: verso, center, graphite: 44-36
  • inscription: verso, top, graphite: [obscured by hinges]


Recorded Ownership History
Terracin; David-Weill. sold in Paris, Hotel Drouot, 1911

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Agnes Mongan, ed., One Hundred Master Drawings, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1949), p. 182, repr.
  • Paul J. Sachs, Modern Prints and Drawings, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (New York, NY, 1954), pl. 16
  • Claude Monet: A Loan Exhibition, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, 1957), cat. no. 102, repr.
  • Ira Moskowitz and Maurice Sérullaz, Drawings of the Masters: French Impressionists, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1962), pl. 81
  • Agnes Mongan, Great Drawings of All Time, ed. Ira Moskowitz and Victoria Thorson, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, 1962), cat. no. 797, n.p., repr.
  • Kenneth J. Procter, "Surf and Turf", Drawing (American Artist) (Winter 2007), pp. 72-87, p. 78, repr. p. 79
  • James A. Ganz and Richard Kendall, The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute/Yale University Press (Williamstown, MA, 2007), pp. 195, 199, 200, 301, fig. 193
  • Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and Elizabeth M. Rudy, ed., Drawing: The Invention of a Modern Medium, exh. cat., Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, 2017), pp. 58, 250, repr. p. 251 as fig. 4
  • Joachim Homann and Hollie Buttery, "Escape Artists", Index Magazine, Harvard Art Museums (August 31, 2020),, accessed September 17, 2020

Exhibition History

  • Drawings from the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University (Collected by Paul J. Sachs), Century Club, New York, 05/12/1947 - 09/25/1947
  • French Drawings: Masterpieces from Seven Centuries, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 10/13/1955 - 11/27/1955; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 12/02/1955 - 12/29/1955; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 01/07/1956 - 02/11/1956; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 03/07/1956 - 04/10/1956
  • Claude Monet, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 09/25/1957 - 10/22/1957; Society of Fine Arts, Minneapolis, 11/01/1957 - 12/01/1957
  • The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 03/17/2007 - 06/10/2007; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 06/24/2007 - 09/16/2007

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