During the discussion at the meeting 7. 12 December 2018, the similarity was noted between The White Bridge by Twatchtman and the Japanese Bridge featured in the work of Monet.
In 1899 Monet painted a series of at least 17 views of the bridge over the pond in his garden at Giverny, of which thirteen were included in an exhibition of his work at the Durand-Ruel gallery in 1900.
Having studied in Paris for a couple of years, Twatchtman returned to America, in 1866, and settled in Connecticut, eventually buying a farm in Greenwich, where he lived until his death in 1902.
He had left France before Monet began his series of paintings.
Claude Monet, Le Pont japonais et la mare aux nénuphars, Giverny, 1899, 89 x 93 cm, Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Claude Monet, Le Bassin aux nymphéas, 1899, University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, USA
Claude Monet, Le Bassin aux nymphéas, harmonie verte, 1899, oil on canvas, 89 x 93 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
Claude Monet, Le Bassin aux nymphéas, 1899, oil on canvas 93 x 74 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA