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Letters: Monet in the frame

24 June 2011 4:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As well as selling Bords de la Seine à Argenteuil to the Egyptian collector Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil, the Galerie Georges Petit supplied a photograph of it to the newspaper Le Figaro, which published it in its obituary of Monet (Figaro artistique, 16 December 1926). Waldemar Januszczak (Letters, 21 June) can imagine the gallery selling a questionable picture to an Egyptian; it is inconceivable to me that it would have supplied a photograph of a questionable picture to a leading Parisian publication for an obituary of the artist.

As the "expert" featured on the Fake or Fortune programme on 19 June, I have seen the picture many times over the past 39 years, and have never had the slightest doubt that it was painted by Monet. Coupled with this obituary and the newly established documentary evidence presented in the programme, the case for his authorship is overwhelming.

Professor Emeritus John House

Courtauld Institute of Art

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