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Maritime Image of the Day: This painting of a port is worth more than most ships

The Havre, the trade bassin, 1874 Claude Monet.

PortandTerminal.com, January 27, 2020

HALIFAX, CANADA – Today’s Maritime Image of the Day is a painting by the French impressionist painter Claude Monet titled “The Havre, the trade bassin“. Painted in 1874, the work is part of a private collection. The painting is of the port in Le Havre, France.

Other paintings by Claude Monet that have come up for auction have been sold for millions of dollars.

In May 2019 Monet’s painting “Meules” sold for a record $110.9 million dollars at Sotheby’s.

Monet’s painting “Meules” was sold at auction in 2019 for $110.9 million

To put $110.9 million dollars into perspective, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co in Korea delivered a newly built VLCC oil tanker to a shipping group that included Standard Drilling. The price of the oil tanker was $106 million.

Brand new VLCC sold in 2020 for $106 million

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