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    Sale 12070

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1059

    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

    Paysage à Saint Thomas (recto); Etudes (verso)

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    Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
    Paysage à Saint Thomas (recto); Etudes (verso)
    stamped with initials 'C.P' (Lugt 613c; lower right); stamped again with initials 'C.P.' (Lugt 613e; verso)
    watercolor over pencil on paper (recto); pencil on paper (verso)
    7 ¼ x 12 7/8 in. (18.3 x 32.7 cm.)


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

    Pissarro’s earliest relationship with drawing was formed in the Caribbean and Venezuela, where the light and colors, as well as subject matter, anticipated future developments in his career. The present watercolor depicts a harbor in St. Thomas, identifiable by the landscape and observation tower on the hill at the left side of the work. Pissarro was born in St. Thomas and spent his childhood on the island, before leaving for good in 1855 to study art in Paris. The handling and precision of execution in this work demonstrates Pissarro’s innate abilities as a draughtsman.

    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Important Palm Beach Collection