13 May 2016
Property from a Private New York Collection
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
Buste de femme de profil à droite
stamped with initials 'C.P' (Lugt 613c; lower center)
pastel on gray paper
16 1/8 x 12 in. (41 x 30.5 cm.)
Drawn circa 1888
Estate of the artist.
Jeanne Bonin-Pissarro, France (by descent from the above).
A. Bonin, Paris; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26 June 1931, lot 33.
Villedieu collection, France (acquired at the above sale).
Galerie Hopkins-Thomas-Custot, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, May 2000.
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L.R. Pissarro and L. Venturi, Camille Pissarro, Son art—son oeuvre, Paris, 1939, vol. I, p. 298, no. 1580 (catalogued and illustrated as part of a larger sheet, vol. II, pl. 302).
This work will be included in the forthcoming Camille Pissarro catalogue critique of pastels and gouaches, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute.
Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts has confirmed that in her opinion this work is authentic.
This drawing is a study for the standing female figure in Gelée blanche, jeune paysanne faisant du feu in the collection of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
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