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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE EARL OF JERSEY

Camille Pissarro
LA SEINE À PORT-MARLY
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE EARL OF JERSEY

Camille Pissarro
LA SEINE À PORT-MARLY
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Details & Cataloguing

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Camille Pissarro
1830 - 1903
LA SEINE À PORT-MARLY
signed C. Pissarro (lower right)
oil on canvas
35.5 by 46.5cm.
14 by 18 1/4 in.
Painted circa 1872.
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Provenance

Galerie Billou, Paris
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the above on 5th June 1872)
Ernest Hoschedé, Paris (acquired from the above on 17th February 1873. Sold: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 13th January 1874, lot 58)
Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (purchased at the above sale)
Paul Cassirer, Berlin (acquired from the above on 22nd November 1910)
Arthur Tooth and Sons, London
The 9th Earl of Jersey, Jersey (acquired from the above on 23rd May 1951)
Thence by descent to the present owners

Exhibited

Berlin, Paul Cassirer, X. Ausstellung, 1911, no. 22
St. Helier, Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, Barreau Art Gallery, Old Masters from Jersey Collections, 1952, no. 52
Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, How Impressionism Began, 1960, no. 33, illustrated in catalogue (titled The Oise at Pontoise)
Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery & Glasgow, The Burrell Collection, Camille Pissarro: Impressionism, Landscape and Rural Labour, 1990, no. 6
Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum, The Road to Impressionism: Joséphine Bowes and Painting in Nineteenth-Century France, 2002-03, no. 31, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled La Grenouillière at Bougival)

Literature

Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro & Lionello Venturi, Camille Pissarro, son art, son œuvre, Paris, 1939, no. 174, illustrated pl. 35 (titled L'Oise à Pontoise)
Merete Bodelsen, ‘Early Impressionist Sales 1874-94 in the Light of Some Unpublished Procès-Verbaux’, in The Burlington Magazine, June 1968, mentioned p. 333 (titled Bords de L'Oise)
Ralph E. Shikes & Paula Harper, Pissarro, His Life and Work, London, Melbourne & New York,  1980, mentioned p. 81 (titled The Oise at Pontoise)
Christopher Lloyd (ed.), Les Collectionneurs des impressionnistes, amateurs et marchands, Düdingen, 1987, illustrated p. 45
Richard R. Bretell, Pissarro and Pontoise, the Painter in a Landscape, New Haven & London, 1990, mentioned p. 128 & 205 (titled L'Oise à Pontoise)
Joachim Pissarro & Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro. Critical Catalogue of Paintings, Paris, 2005, vol. II, no. 236, illustrated in colour p. 193

Catalogue Note

In 1869 Pissarro settled in Louveciennes, situated just north-west of Paris, and remained there until 1872, taking inspiration from the surrounding countryside and the river Seine. In La Seine à Port-Marly he depicted the busy stretch of the river and a cloudy sky above it. The rich vegetation on the river bank is combined with symbols of modern industrial world, both beautifully reflected on the water surface.

Over decades, the subject of this work was wrongly identified as Pontoise; the authors of the catalogue raisonné explained the following about the present work and another oil of the same subject, in the collection of Musée d’Orsay: ‘as with [the present work], Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro wrongly identified the site depicted here: it is not the banks of the Oise at Pontoise, but the banks of the Seine at Port-Marly. The light structure on the river in the foreground is the Port-Marly wash-house and the factory in the background is a paper-mill. Sisley painted his own version of the exact same view' (Joachim Pissarro & Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, op. cit., pp. 188-189).

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