#18 – “Water Lily Pond” – Claude Monet – $79.7 million
“What a lovely painting!” you might have first thought to yourself when seeing this beauty of a painting. Is it just us or the painting from the period of Impressionism are the most beautiful ones? This painting is from the Impressionism period and its author is the worldwide-known and appreciated painter – Claude Monet.
The original name of this painting is “Le Bassin aux Nympheas.” This painting was completed in 1919. The “Water Lily Pond” was sold at the Sotheby’s auction to people named J. Irrwin and Xenia S. Miller.