• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 293

    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

    Jeune négresse assise

    Price Realised  


    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
    Jeune négresse assise
    stamped with the initials (Lugt 613a; lower left)
    charcoal and white chalk on beige-blue paper
    12 x 17 in. (30.2 x 43.2 cm.)
    Executed in Paris in 1855-1857

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    Dr Joachim Pissarro has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    According to Dr Joachim Pissarro the theme of the 'negress' was explored by the artist in several Academic figure studies using the same model. These were executed after his arrival in France in 1855, probably at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

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    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 28 June 1994, lot 105.
    Acquired at the above; sale, Sotheby's, London, 9 February 2005, lot 243.
    Private collection, London, by whom acquired at the above sale, and thence by descent to the present owner.

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