Property from an Estate
(1830 - 1903)
EFFET DE NEIGE À OSNY, "LA FERME À NOËL"
Signed C. Pissarro and dated 82 (lower left)
Oil on canvas
15 by 18⅛ in. (38 by 46 cm)
Framed: 23 by 26 in. (58.2 by 66 cm)
Painted in 1882.
The canvas is unlined. Minor frame abrasion is visible along the extreme top and bottom edges. There are a few pindot losses at the center of the composition at and above the horizon line. As well as one additional pindot loss in the clouds toward the upper right. The colors are bright and fresh and the impasto has been well preserved. Under UV Light: several strokes of inpainting are visible within the clouds toward upper center and upper right well above the trees and horizon line. The central composition appears untouched. Overall the work is in good condition.
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Dr. Georges de Bellio, Paris & Bucharest
Victorine de Bellio, Paris (by descent from the above circa 1930)
Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Paris (acquired circa 1957)
Abraham & Nadia Jaglom, New York (acquired from the above in 1965)
Thence by descent
Remus Niculescu, “Georges de Bellio, l’ami des impressionistes,” in Revue roumaine d’histoire de l’art, vol. I, Bucharest, 1964, no. 2, p. 241
Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro & Lionello Venturi, Camille Pissarro, son art—son oeuvre, Paris, 1939, vol. I, no. 555, p. 159; vol. II, no. 555, illustrated pl. 115
Joachim Pissarro & Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro, Catalogue critique des peintures, vol. II, Paris, 2005, no. 670, illustrated p. 449
Paris, Boulevard de la Madeleine, Oeuvres de C. Pissarro, 1883, no. 23 (possibly)
Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Centenaire de la naissance de Camille Pissarro, 1930, no. 71
Paris, Galerie Max Kaganovitch, Oeuvres choisis du XIXe siècle, 1950, no. 28
Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Pissarro, 1956, no. 44
Berner, Kunstmuseum, Camille Pissarro, 1956, no. 59