4 June 2004
Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944)
signed with a monogram (lower right), inscribed and dated 'Chaumont-en- Véxin 1926' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour
6½ x 9¾ in. (16.5 x 24.8 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 20 June 1995, lot 127, where purchased by the present owner.
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Pissarro visited Chaumont-en-Véxin twice in 1926, staying at the Hôtel St Nicolas from 18 August to 5 September producing watercolours, and for a few days at the end of October.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately