Between 1892 and 94, Claude Monet painted a series of 30 cathedrals of Rouen.
He had ups and downs with this series and sometimes considered abandoning it because he did "nothing good".
On May 10th 1895, he finally presented 20 of them during a show at Paul Durand Ruel Gallery and it was a success.
His longtime friend Camille Pissarro was particularly enthusiast as well as Paul Cezanne, who was someone of few words.
Monet considered that the series should be seen in its entirety and regretted to that it would no longer be the case once they would be sold...
Sources: Monet by himself Richard Kendall
Monet in the 20th century, Paul Hayes Tucker and George T. M. Shackelford
Monet, Musee d'Orsay retrospective
Claude's Cathedrals, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)