Property from an Important California Collection, Formerly in the Personal Collection of Edgar Degas
1830 - 1903
Bords de rivière
Signed C. Pissarro. and dated 1871 (lower left)
Oil on canvas
10 5/8 by 16 in. (27 by 40.6 cm)
Framed: 18 1/4 by 23 3/4 in. (46.4 by 60.3 cm)
Painted in 1871.
This work is in very good condition. The canvas is unlined. All four edges have been taped. A few minor scattered cracks. The canvas is slightly dirty. Under UV light: A few extremely hairline strokes of inpainting scattered across the sky, most notably along the center of the top edge. A few additional hairline strokes of inpainting to the center of the water, just below the building at the center of the composition.
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Edgar Degas, Paris (and sold by the estate: Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, March 26, 1918, lot 87)
Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (probably acquired at the above sale)
H. G. Turitz, Gothenburg, Sweden
L. Harper Gow (and sold: Sotheby's, London, March 31, 1965, lot 16)
Edward J. Speelman, London (acquired at the above sale)
Private Collection, South Africa
Noortman & Brod, New York
Acquired from the above on December 17, 1983