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Monet Masterpiece Donated to the National Gallery of Canada

Claude Monet - "Rock Needle Seen through the Porte d'Aval, Étretat", 1886 - Oil on canvas, 65.2 x 92.1 cm. Gift from the Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Collection, Montreal, 2009. - Photo: ©NGC

OTTAWA.- The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has acquired a
spectacular Monet Masterpiece thanks to the generosity of Montreal fine arts’
connoisseur, philanthropist and National Gallery of Canada Foundation patron
Marjorie Bronfman. Claude Monet’s, “Rock Needle seen through the Porte d’Aval”,
1886 is considered an innovative, daring and provocative painting created in the
remote resort town of Étretat towards the end of a prodigious campaign on the
Normandy coast. It is now on view in the NGC permanent collection galleries that
are devoted to the Realists, Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.