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    Impressionist And Modern Works On Paper

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

    Berger et moutons, Eragny

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    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
    Berger et moutons, Eragny
    signed and dated 'C. Pissarro. 89' (lower left)
    pastel and charcoal on paper
    9¼ x 11 7/8 in. (23.5 x 30.3 cm.)
    Drawn in Eragny, 1889

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    From 1889 to 1902, Pissarro produced several works depicting the theme of a shepherd herding his flock, including the present pastel, two gouaches, two fan decorations and one drawing. The present work is a direct study for the oil painting Paysage avec troupeau de moutons (J. Pissarro and C. Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, no. 873; fig. 1).

    (fig. 1) Camille Pissarro, Paysage avec troupeau de moutons, 1889-1902. Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California.


    Lucien Pissarro, London.
    Private collection, London (early 1940s).
    By descent from the above to the present owner.

    Saleroom Notice

    This work will be included in the catalogue critique of Camille Pissarro's pastels and gouaches being prepared by Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.

    Pre-Lot Text



    L.-R. Pissarro and L. Venturi, Camille Pissarro, son art-son oeuvre, Paris, 1939, vol. I, p. 297, no. 1578 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. 302).
    J. Pissarro and C. Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro, Catalogue critique des peintures, Paris, 2005, vol. III, p. 573 (illustrated).


    London, Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., Pissarro in England, June-July 1968, p. 29, no. 38 (illustrated, p. 66).
    Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Art; Fukuoka Museum of Art and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Rétrospective Camille Pissarro, March-July 1984, no. 91 (illustrated).
    Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery and Glasgow, The Burrell Collection, Camille Pissarro: Impressionism, Landscape and Rural Labour, March-June 1990, no. 50.
    Ferrera, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Camille Pissarro, February-May 1998, p. 74, no. 40 (illustrated).