Claude Monet, The Japanese Footbridge (detail), 1899. Monet began to paint the lily pond in his garden at Giverny while he was completing his series of Rouen Cathedral. In the last decades of his life, his prized water garden and the footbridge he built over it became his most important—and eventually only—subject. He began construction of the water garden as soon as he moved to Giverny, petitioning local authorities to divert water from the nearby river. Monet remade the landscape with the same artifice he applied to his paintings—and then he used it, in turn, as his creative focus. Contains 1000 interlocking pieces. Ages 5 and up. Measures 25 x 20 in.