- Artist: Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926).
- Typographical Style of Signature: Humanistic.
- Location of Signature: Lower right.
- Source of Signature: “The Grand Canal, Venice” 1908, Oil on canvas.
- Institution: California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
- Student of: Eugène Boudin, Charles Gleyre, and Jacques-François Ochard.
- Influenced by: J. M. W. Turner, Camille Pissarro, and Edouard Manet.
- Influenced: Legions, Hordes, and Throngs.
- Note: Monet studied the effects of light and reflections on water from a floating barge/studio.
This is the second post in our Signature Works series. The images come from photographs we have taken of the works in their natural habitat. In this series we will present the unique brands that artists have created over the years with their signature and categorize the typographical style, location, and source of the signature. We also will make notes on each artist’s historical significance, their influences, and whom their work has influenced and inspired. Each image features a specimen signature and also operates as a painting-within-a-painting. Some images function as microcosms of the original painting, others as unique and complete works.