The archetypal impressionist, whose commitment to the movement never wavered, Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the most important and loved figures in the history of art. His work never fails to delight and bewitch but is also ideal for encouraging peaceful contemplation. A master of light and colour, he repeatedly painted the same scenes outside 'en plein air' to capture the changing shadows and passing seasons.
We started out as a small screenprinter in a Brighton basement. Today we've grown to a factory and design studio in Newhaven. Headed by founder Gyr King, we have a simple ethos to bring inspiring, affordable art to everyone.
I bought this print to replace an earlier one of The Thames below Westminster, a small (40x29 cm) version to fit the existing frame.
I can say at once that the colours of this King & McGaw print are very true to the original, which is my favourite Monet in the National Gallery. Saturation is perfect, conveying the wonderful diffuse light and the range of blues to purples.
Monet said that "Without its fog London would not be a beautiful city", and though this painting doesn't represent fog it shows the mist of a spring morning.
Delivery of the print was speedy - three days - and it arrived in a very secure triangular 'Toblerone' style cardboard tube. This has given me great pleasure - a very fine service.