Monet's Le Palais Contarini offered with $30.8m estimate at Sotheby's

Le Palais Contarini, an exceptionally rare and important view of Venice by Claude Monet, will be offered by Sotheby's on June 19 in London.

Monet Contarini Palace Venice
'Venice and Monet were made for each other'

The painting was completed in 1908 - the peak of Monet's career - during one of the first Venice Biennales. Estimated at £15m-20m ($22.5m-30.8m), the sale of Le Palais Contarini will coincide with the 2013 Biennale.

"Venice and Monet were made for each other. With its ravishing palette and modern aesthetic, this is a work of timeless appeal," commented Sotheby's Helena Newman. 

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