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    Sale 12146

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale

    17 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1095

    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

    Les Seigles

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    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
    Les Seigles
    signed 'C. Pissarro' (lower left), titled 'Les Seigles' (lower center), inscribed and dated 'Éragny aout 88' (lower right)
    watercolor and pencil on paper
    9 3/8 x 12 ¼ in. (23.7 x 31 cm.)
    Executed in August 1888

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    Dr. Joachim Pissarro will include this work in his forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings by Camille Pissarro.
    Executed in 1888, Les Seigles depicts the landscape at Eragny-sur-Epte, where the artist moved in 1884 and remained until his death in 1903. Pissarro returned to capture the same exact viewpoint in a pastel titled Les coteaux de Thierceville circa 1889-1890 (L.R. Pissarro and L. Venturi, no. 1582). The first owner of this work, Georges Bergaud, was a director of the Galeries Georges Petit in Paris.


    Georges Bergaud, Paris.
    Private collection, Paris (by descent from the above); sale, Sotheby's, London, 29 November 1989, lot 416.
    JPL Fine Arts, London (acquired at the above sale).
    Private collection, Switzerland.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    London, Stern Pissarro Gallery, Camille Pissarro, St. Thomas to Paris, November-December 2003, no. 30 (illustrated in color).