A work by Blanche Hoschedé-Monet joins this Eure museum

A work by Blanche Hoschedé-Monet joins this Eure museum
A work by Blanche Hoschedé-Monet joins this Eure museum

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Melissa Prou

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May 18, 2024 at 6:32 p.m.

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Blanche Hoschedé-Monet officially gave his name to the Vernon museum (Eure) a month ago. In its approach to giving a new identity to the cultural establishment, the City of Vernon wanted expand its collections and acquire a new work by the artist.

“We acquired, from a London gallery, a snowy landscape of the Normandy Val de Seine signed by Blanche Hoschedé Monet,” revealed Nicole Balmary, assistant in charge of heritage and culture, during the last municipal Council on March 29.

New identity

This purchase, made from the Stern Pissarro gallery in London, is in addition to the seven others paintings by the impressionist artist that the Vernon museum already owns.

“This painting is obviously related to our scientific and cultural project. It fits perfectly into our identity change project. The painting, which is in perfect condition, will be hung as it arrives to us. It has just passed customs and will be revealed on the day of the name change opening,” added Nicole Balmary.

A few weeks later, the painting took its place in the museum’s galleries.

“The original square format canvas has a tight touch, typical of its production between 1890 and 1914, which recalls the impressionist landscapes of Monet, Pissarro or Sisley. Influenced by her father-in-law, Claude Monet, whom she had the exceptional privilege of painting alongside, Blanche Hoschedé-Monet offers here a winter landscape of the Normandy Val de Seine, a theme explored several times by the great impressionist masters. we emphasize from the museum side.

Subsidy and exceptional revenue

The purchase of this part, for an amount of €56,000was able to be done in particular thanks to a grant to the height of 70% of the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (Drac) of Normandy, and exceptional revenues received after the dissolution of an association.

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This acquisition received exceptional financial support from Madame Annick Le Gac and her Association for Knowledge of the Vernon Museum (the ACMV), now dissolved.

Blanche Hoschedé-Monet Museum.

In the end, the remaining cost for the municipality amounts to €5,700. After a first acquisition agreement issued by the regional commission in November 2023, elected officials from Vernon have spoken out unanimously in favor of this purchase.

Blanche Hoschedé-Monet Museum, 12, rue du Pont in Vernon.

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