Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies

Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies
Artist Claude Monet
Year 1899
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Dimensions 36.5 x 29 in.
92.7 x 73.7 cm
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Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies is an 1899 work by the French impressionist, Claude Monet. Monet painted the work using oil on canvas. The painting measures 36.5 by 29 inches. The painting is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum as part of the Havemeyer in 1929.


The painting is one of many executed by Monet with a horticultural theme. In this painting, the artist depicts an arched wooden bridge spanning a pond. There are several large clumps of colorful water lilies on the surface of the pond.

The pond is surrounded by lush green vegetation. A clear blue sky can be partially seen through the trees, and also reflected in the pond’s water. The tall grasses, reeds and other vegetation are also reflected.


Monet was keenly interested in horticulture. He purchased a plot of land near Giverny, and he cultivated and landscaped the land, including the water-lily pond depicted in this painting.

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