Monet masterpiece not seen in public for 60 years set to fetch £35million

“One of the key factors that excites people is when something hasn’t been on the market for a very long time – it adds certain premiums to those work”

Mr Boyd-Bowman

There has been a spike in interest in Monet’s top works in recent years.

Mr Boyd-Bowman said: “One of the key factors that excites people is when something hasn’t been on the market for a very long time – it adds certain premiums to those works.”

Monet, born in 1860, was a grocer’s son who painted his water lilies series in the mid-1870s.

According to Sotherby’s, Monet told a visitor to his studio: “It took me some time to understand my water lilies.

“I planted them with no thought of painting them. And then all at one I had the revelation, how wonderful my pond was and I reached for my palette.”

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