2 More

Daphnis et Chloë (Les noces de Daphnis et Chloë)

Daphnis et Chloë (Les noces de Daphnis et Chloë)
stamped with initials 'C.P.' (Lugt 613e; lower right)
gouache, pen and black ink and sanguine over pencil on paper
Image size: 4 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. (11.9 x 13.5 cm.)
Sheet size: 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. (14.8 x 19.6 cm.)
Executed in 1895-1896
Estate of the artist.
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6 April 1973, lot 51.
Private collection, Lyon (acquired at the above sale).
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 27 June 2001, lot 204.
Alan Dershowitz and Carolyn Cohen, New York (acquired at the above sale); sale, Christie's, New York, 2 May 2012, lot 128.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owners.
Post lot text
Dr. Joachim Pissarro will include this work in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné of drawings by Camille Pissarro.

Brought to you by

Sarah El-Tamer
Sarah El-Tamer Vice President, Specialist, Head of Day Sales

Lot Essay

The present work is one of twelve book illustrations Pissarro created for the Greek writer Longus' Daphnis et Chloé. This project was the suggestion of the artist's son, Lucien Pissarro, who had previously published a portfolio of woodcuts he made after his father's drawings titled Les travaux des champs. The present work illustrates the final scene of the book when Daphnis and Chloé are married. This story would later be adapted into illustrated editions by artists such as Aristide Maillol in 1937 and Marc Chagall in 1977.

More from Impressionist & Modern Works on Paper Sale

View All
View All