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February 18, 2011

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"Previously Unviewed Monet painting on show in Cologne museum" reports Deutche Well

Monet's "Spring mood in Vetheuil," 1880, Courtesy Wallraf-Richartz Museum

by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, Curious Editor

My ARTINFO email subscription brought another interesting story to my attention yesterday. A German online website, Deutche Well, reported that a woman had donated a painting by Claude Monet more than two decades ago, sworn the curator to secrecy, and wouldn't let the gallery show the work until after her death. This would be the sixth Monet held by the institution and they feel it's authentic; however, does this painting belong to someone else? The Monet is apparently in good condition so why the secrecy? Read both the articles in ARTINFO and Deutsche Welle and be curious with me.