CAMILLE PISSARRO | FEMME DANS LE POTAGER
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Property from the Collection of Albin Schram, Switzerland
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
1830 - 1903
FEMME DANS LE POTAGER
signed C. Pissarro (lower left)
pastel over etching on card
Unframed: 14 by 10cm., 5½ by 3⅞in.9
This work is sold unframed
This work was presented to the Comité Pissarro under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc. (WPI) at its virtual meeting in May 2020, held in place of an in-person meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in accordance with associated government regulations on travel and confinement. It will be included in the forthcoming Pissarro Digital Catalogue Raisonné, currently being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc.
This work will go to Paris after the sale to be physically inspected and will be available to the buyer shortly thereafter.
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Executed on card, the work is attached to the over mount with adhesive strips at the upper and lower edges. There are a couple of tiny nicks and tears to the extreme upper edge. The work is slightly time stained. The work is in overall good condition.
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Sale: Hauswedell & Nolte, 13th June 1998, lot 902
Collection Albin Schram, Switzerland
Thence by descent to the present owners
This beautiful sketch by Camille Pissarro, a highly-finished pastel composition over one of his monochrome etchings, depicts a woman in her vegetable garden, a motif that the artist revisited throughout his career. Of the core proponents of the Impressionist group, it was Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt and Pissarro who were most enamoured with the processes of printmaking. Enjoying the shared space between fine art and the art market that printmaking offered, they elevated the basic concept of replicating an image for commercial reasons, emphasising handicraft through idiosyncratic and often complicated techniques. The size and intricate detail of their prints also chimed with their shared preference for intimate exhibitions and works.