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Monet, Renoir painting part of copper heiress' 400-piece private trove to be auctioned in NYC

In this image provided by Christie's auction house, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 is "Water Lilies" by French impressionist painter Claude Monet. It is part of the Huguette Clark collection that is scheduled to be offered at auction May 6 in New York. (AP Photo/Christie's)
January 31, 2014 - 7:45 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A New York City auction house says paintings by Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir are among 400 items that will be sold from a reclusive copper heiress' private trove this spring.

The Huguette (OO'-ghet) Clark collection sale at Christie's comes after a feud over her estate was settled in the fall.

Some of pieces were acquired by her father, a Montana copper king and senator who founded Las Vegas.

Monet's "Water Lilies" is estimated to bring $25 million to $35 million.

Another masterpiece in the sale is Renoir's "Young Women Playing Badminton." It has a presale estimate of $10 million to $15 million. Both will be offered May 6.

Other items from the collection go on sale June 18. They include a Stradivari violin, Gilded Age furniture and rare books.

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