Rare Monet artwork to be shown in Shanghai for the first time –

ImpressionSunrisebyClaudeMonetwillbeexhibitedinShanghaiforthefirsttime. [Photo providedbyMarmottanMonetMuseum]

One of the best-known artworks of all time,Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet (1840-1926) will be shown in China for the first time at an exhibition held at the Bund One Art Museum from Sep 17 to Nov 8.

The exhibition will feature 47 original works, including nine oil paintings by the French Impressionism master.

The Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris is the largest collector of Monet’s works, most of which are donated by the artist’s son Michel.

Created in 1872,Impression Sunrise depicts the rapidly changing lights and mists during sunrise at the artist’s hometown, the port of Le Havre. Today, the artwork is one of the most treasured pieces in the museum’s collection and is rarely exhibited abroad.

Bund One Art Museum on the Bund was build in 1916. Originally called the McBain Building, the seven-story structure was later renamed after its largest tenant Asiatic Petroleum Co Building.

The builidng was taken over by the East China Petroleum Co after 1949 and underwent a large restoration in 2009. Today, it is one of the important heritage sites under state protection.

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