S.T. Dupont honours one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Claude Monet (1840-1926), internationally recognized as the founder of the Impressionist movement.
Impression, soleil levant is a painting by Claude Monet first shown at what would become known as the “Exhibition of the Impressionists” in Paris. Painted in just a few hours, this fleeting image is surprising for unusual degree of freedom in its workmanship. Judging that it could not feasibly be taken for a view of Le Havre, he entitled the painting Impression. The term, originally used as painter’s jargon, was on everyone’s lips by the middle of the century. It described landscape painters’ growing interest in rendering an atmosphere or impression, forgoing a detailed depiction of nature. Since then the term has referred to the group formed by Monet and his friends. Today, Impression, Sunrise is a symbol of this movement. The original painting is currently preserved in the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris, the universal legacy museum of Claude Monet.
Recognized as the start of the Impressionist movement, “Impression, Sunrise” was painted on November 13, 1872. This year also saw the founding of S.T. Dupont by 25-year-old Simon Tissot-Dupont, a visionary artisan equally immersed in the era’s profound creativity and innovation.
In honour of the anniversary it shares with Monet’s ground-breaking work, S.T. Dupont salutes “Impression, Sunrise” in an exceptional limited edition showcasing the unique expertise of its Master Lacquerers.
Drawing on its own exceptional artisanship, this Limited Edition highlights a Line 2 lighter and writing instruments featuring blue-flamed natural lacquer with yellow gold finishes. On each piece, Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise” is meticulously hand painted in pigments identically reflecting those of the original painting. The magnificently shifting blues together with the orange of the rising sun make this a particularly luminous collection.
S.T. Dupont offers a stylish writing kit with a Line D pen and a passport cover, delicately embossed with a detail of Claude Monet’s artwork. A briarwood pipe made of natural lacquer together with the Line 2 lighter compose the smoking kit presented in a beautiful traditional S.T. Dupont black lacquered box. The Line 2 Lighter is equipped with a pipe burner. Each product is delicately engraved with the signature of Claude Monet.
The unique collection is limited to 1872 pieces. With the exquisite design and attention to detail, S.T. Dupont products have always appealed to connoisseurs and enthusiasts. The perfect limited edition for an admirer who appreciates or collects the works of Claude Monet.