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    Sale 12070

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1068

    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

    Foire de la St. Martin à Pontoise

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    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
    Foire de la St. Martin à Pontoise
    signed with initials 'C.P' (lower right) and titled 'Foire de la St. Martin à Pontoise' (lower left)
    black Conté crayon on paper
    7 ¼ x 9 in. (18 x 22.8 cm.)
    Drawn circa 1872

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    Dr. Joachim Pissarro will include this work in his forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings by Camille Pissarro.

    Pissarro held a keen interest in the depiction of market scenes and public gatherings throughout his career. The present work illustrates the St. Martin’s Day Fair, the largest and oldest fair in Pontoise. The fair attracted a large crowd, eager to partake in the shows of travelling performers, providing the ideal environment for Pissarro to observe people partaking in leisure activities.


    Acquired by the family of the present owner, circa 1950.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Important Palm Beach Collection