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When Claude Monet invites himself to Turin...

The Barberini Museum in Potsdam, which houses the Hasso Plattner collection, will lend from November 25, 2023 to August 18, 2024 an emblematic painting from its collection, "The Cliff and the Gate of Aval" painted by Claude Monet in 1885.

This work will be exhibited at the Rivoli Castle, in Turin, in the villa that belonged to Francesco Federico Cerruti

Claude Monet, La Falaise et la Porte d’Aval, 1885 Museum Barberini, Potsdam. Hasso Plattner Collection
Claude Monet, La Falaise et la Porte d’Aval, 1885 Museum Barberini, Potsdam. Hasso Plattner Collection

Claude Monet devoted several paintings to the cliff of Étretat, all produced between 1883 and 1885, in which he chose to methodically vary not only the time of day and the weather conditions of shooting, but also the point of view.

He wrote to his companion and future second wife Alice Hoschedé: "I want to make a large painting of the cliffs of Étretat, even if it is a little daring of me to do it after Courbet, who did it in a such an admirable manner."

The painting belonged to the Parisian opera singer Jean-Baptiste Faure (Moulins, 1830 – Paris, 1914), one of the most important supporters of the Impressionists. He purchased it in 1886 directly from the artist. The painting then visited the Durand-Ruel gallery in Paris. After passing through several Parisian collections, it was acquired in the 1970s by a private American collection. It entered the Hasso Plattner collection in 2010.


Villa Cerruti - Castello di Rivoli

Piazza Mafalda di Savoia

10098 Rivoli - Torino


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