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Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
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Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Le printemps

Details
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
Le printemps
signed and dated 'C. Pissarro. 1872' (lower left)
oil on canvas
21 5/8 x 51½ in. (55 x 130.8 cm.)
Painted in Pontoise, 1872
Provenance
Achille Arosa, Paris (commissioned from the artist, 1872); sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6 May 1891, lot 23.
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Galerie Durand-Ruel et Cie., Paris (acquired from the above, 14 April 1894).
Paul Cassirer, Berlin (acquired from the above, 12 February 1901).
Hugo Cassirer, Berlin (acquired from the above); sale, Sotheby's, London, 1 December 1971, lot 8.
Galerie Schmit, Paris (acquired at the above sale).
Private collection, Zurich.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 5 November 1991, lot 36.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
C. Kunstler, "Des Lettres Inédites de Camille Pissarro à Octave Mirbeau 1891-1892 et à Lucien Pissarro 1898-1899," La revue de l'art ancien et moderne, March 1930, vol. LVII, pp. 188-189.
L.R. Pissarro and L. Venturi, Camille Pissarro, son art-son oeuvre, Paris, 1939, p. 104, no. 183 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. 37).
J. Rewald, ed., Camille Pissarro: Letters to his son Lucien, New York, 1972, p. 168 (letter dated 9 May 1891).
R.R. Brettell, Pissarro and Pontoise: The Painter in a Landscape, New Haven, 1990, pp. 59 and 153-158 (illustrated in color, pl. 132).
J.J. Lévêque, Les années impressionistes, 1970-1889, Courbevoie, 1990, p. 222 (illustrated in color).
J. Pissarro, Camille Pissarro, New York, 1993, pp. 94-95 (illustated in color, p. 97, fig. 95).
Exhibited
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, 1933.
Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art (on loan from 1946-1971).
Paris, Galerie Schmit, Les impressionistes et leurs précurseurs, May-June 1972, no. 52 (illustrated).
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Please note that the following work has been requested for the exhibition Camille Pissarro: The Evolution of an Impressionist, 1864-1874 to be held at The Baltimore Museum of Art from February-May 2007 and then travel to additional U.S. venues, closing in January 2008.
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