• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16

    Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944)

    View of Rye

    Price Realised  


    Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944)
    View of Rye
    signed with monogram (lower left)
    coloured crayon and pastel
    5 x 6¼ in. (12.5 x 15.7 cm.)
    Executed in August 1913.

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    Lucien Pissarro took Weston House, Rye from 2 July until about 2 September 1913 sharing with fellow artists James Brown and J.B. Manson. Pissarro completed twelve major oils during this time. This work is one of several sketches for his Rye oils, especially the background of Rye from Leason Hill (A. Thorold, Catalogue of Oil Paintings by Lucien Pissarro, no. 169, pp. 16 and 100). These sketches appear in several of the Lucien Pissarro sketchbooks in the Pissarro Family Archive housed at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

    We are very grateful to Anne Thorold for her assistance in cataloguing the present lot.

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