4 June 2004
Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944)
Le Lauron, Cotignac
signed with a monogram and dated '1937' (lower right), signed again and inscribed 'PISSARRO Lucien/The Brook/Stamford Brook W.6./Le Lauron/Cotignac' (on a label attached to the reverse)
oil on canvas
21 x 25 in. (53.3 x 63.5 cm.)
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A. Thorold, A Catalogue of the Oil Paintings of Lucien Pissarro, London, 1983, p. 224, no. 533.
with New English Art Club, London, Winter 1937, no. 221.
Pissarro stayed at the Hôtel du Cours, Cotignac until 9 July 1937. In a letter to Lady Schuster dated 15 June he wrote, 'At first the weather was so cold and changeable I could do very little work and now it is more settled but so very hot I find work very exhausting. I have two pictures en train I am anxious to finish - as soon as they are we shall make a move for home' (op. cit. p. 29).
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