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Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944)

Summer Afternoon, Finchingfield

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Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944)
Summer Afternoon, Finchingfield
signed with monogram and dated '1905' (lower right) and inscribed and dated again 'Finchingfield Afternoon June 1905' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
20½ x 25 in. (52 x 63.5 cm.)
Provenance
The Brook, 1949.
Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 10 November 1989, lot 218, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
A. Thorold, A Catalogue of the Paintings of Lucien Pissarro, London, 1983, p. 76, no. 100.
Exhibited
New York, David B. Findlay Galleries, Lucien Pissarro, 1966, no. 2.
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Lot Essay

Pissarro visited Finchingfield in June 1905, staying with Mrs Chapman at Town Hall Farm. He produced six canvasses during the stay and in a letter to Esther Pissarro, dated 13 June wrote, 'I have good weather on the whole I have nearly finished my 3 canvasses ... J'ai eu une bonne séance j'ai pu engrassier mon ciel; (undated) Beau temps ce matin, séance de soleil; (undated) I have finish my temps gris (of course!) but I hope to be able to complete the 2 sunny ones. (see A. Thorold, op.cit, p. 12).
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