FORT WORTH,The Kimbell Art Foundation has acquired a landmark painting from the final years of Claude Monet (1840-1926), the pioneer Impressionist who is the subject of the Kimbell's popular current exhibit Monet and the Mediterranean, now extended through September 14, it was announced today by Mrs. Ben J. Fortson, president of the Kimbell Art Foundation.
In announcing the acquisition, Mrs. Fortson
declared: "We have always wanted a late work by Monet
to complement our early Pointe de la Hève, at Low Tide (of 1865), and we are confident the Matsukata/Rockefeller Weeping Willow, so prized by Monet
himself, occupies a place of equal importance in the artist's illustrious career."