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December 14, 05:58 PM GMT


7,000 - 9,000 USD

Lot Details



1879 - 1953


Signed Picabia and dated 1905 (lower left); titled (lower right)

Pencil on paper

10⅝ by 13¾ in. (27 by 35.2 cm)

Framed: 17⅜ by 20¾ in. (44.1 by 52.7 cm)

Executed in 1905.

This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Comité Picabia.

Executed while Picabia was in his mid-twenties, Villeneuve-sur-Yonne is a superb example of the artist’s ventures into the Impressionist movement. Influenced by Impressionist masters including Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley, the young Picabia painted a number of en plein air canvases and ephemeral, atmospheric drawings in the early 20th century, including the present work. Villeneuve-sur-Yonne was founded in the 12th century to protect the boundary of the Champagne region and Picabia deftly captures the medieval roots of the city in this delicate depiction.