Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris (acquired from the artist, 31 October 1884).
Charles T. Yerkes, Chicago (acquired from the above, 10 October 1891). Emilie Grigsby, New York; sale, The Anderson Auction Company, New York, 22 January 1912, lot 1150.
Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York (acquired at the above sale).
N.D. Jay, Paris (circa 1957).
Baron Louis de Chollet, Fribourg.
Wildenstein & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1965).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1966.
Property from the Estate of Fred S. Strauss
Christie's is delighted to present at sale Property from the Estate of Fred S. Strauss which will be featured in the Impressionist and Modern Evening and Day sales.
Fred S. Strauss, who died in October 2008 at the age of ninety-four, displayed an independent and courageous spirit throughout his long and eventful life. Among his many notable business achievements was his role as President of Harte and Co. and as Vice-President and Board Member for Diamond Shamrock Oil and Gas.
Social responsibility and philanthropy were equally important to Fred S. Strauss. Together with his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Marji, he committed a great deal of time and effort to numerous charitable causes. Among his accomplishments in this field was his co-founding of the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation, one of the largest and oldest charitable organization in the United States dedicated to the care of children suffering from blood diseases and cancers. He also established the Max and Ida Foundation which contributed to many hospitals over the past decades.
Alongside his dedication to charities, Jewish life was crucial to Fred S. Strauss. He was a devoted member of the Congregation of Emanu-El of the City of New York. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Zimmerman Strauss Museum of Jewish history at Nidda in Germany, dedicated to the memory of the innocent lives lost in the Second World War.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FRED S. STRAUSS
L.-R. Pissarro and L. Venturi, Camille Pissarro, son art, son oeuvre, Paris, 1939, vol. I, p. 172, no. 648 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. 133).
C. Kunstler, Pissarro, villes et campagnes, Lausanne, 1967, p. 39 (illustrated, pl. 18).
L.-R. Pissarro and L. Venturi, Camille Pissarro, son art--son oeuvre, Paris, 1939, vol. I, p. 172, no. 648 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. 133).
J. Pissarro and C. Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro, Catalogue critique des peintures, Paris, 2005, vol. III, p. 511, no. 771 (illustrated).
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Pissarro, June-September 1956, no. 59.
Bern, Kunstmuseum, Camille Pissarro, January-March 1957, p. 15, no. 74.
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., One Hundred Years of Impressionism: A Tribute to Paul Durand-Ruel, April-May 1970.