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An Eye for Impressionism: Property from an Important American Estate

Camille Pissarro

Paysage aux Pâtis, Pontoise, la moisson

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May 16, 12:52 AM GMT


2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD

Lot Details


An Eye for Impressionism: Property from an Important American Estate

Camille Pissarro

1830 - 1903

Paysage aux Pâtis, Pontoise, la moisson

signed C. Pissarro. and dated 1873 (lower right)

oil on canvas

25 ¾ by 32 in.

65.2 by 81.2 cm.

Executed in 1873.

Jean-Baptiste Faure, Paris (acquired before 1902)

Louise and Maurice Faure, Paris (acquired by descent from the above by 1914)

Durand-Ruel Galleries, New York and Galerie Georges Petit, Paris (acquired from the above on 1 February 1919)

Mrs. W. A. Clark, Washington, D.C. (acquired from the above on 11 November 1929)

Acquavella Galleries, New York (acquired from the heirs of the above in 1967)

Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich (acquired from the above in 1968)

Bette and Neison Harris, Chicago (acquired from the above on 6 February 1970)

Private Collection, United States (acquired by descent from the above)

Christie’s, New York, 1 November 2005, lot 8 (consigned by the above)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

La Collection J.B. Faure, Paris, 1902, no. 70 

“Two French Artists,” The New York Times, 16 December 1928, p. 14 (titled La Moisson)

Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro and Lionello Venturi, Camille Pissarro, son art-son oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1939, no. 235, p. 112; vol II, pl. 46, no. 235, illustrated (titled Paysage, La Moisson, Pontoise)

John Rewald, Pissarro, Paris, circa 1960, fig. 25, pp. 70-71, illustrated in color (titled The Cote du Jallais near Pontoise)

Marianne Feilchenfeldt, 25 Jahre Feilchenfeldt in Zurich 1948-1973, Zurich, 1973, n.n., illustrated in color (titled Pontoise)

Christopher Lloyd, Camille Pissarro, Geneva, 1981, pp. 52 and 54, illustrated in color and p. 145 

Joachim Pissarro, Camille Pissarro, New York, 1993, fig. 124, pp. 115 and 125, illustrated 

Thomas W. Gaehtgens and Uwe Fleckner, eds., Prenez garde à la peinture! Kunstkritik in Frankreich 1900–1945, Berlin, 1999 

Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro, Catalogue critique des peintures, vol. II, Paris, 2005, no. 304, p. 239, illustrated in color

Gérard Gengembre, Yvan Leclerc and Florence Naugrette, eds., Impressionisme et litérature, Mont-Saint-Aignan, 2012, p. 227

Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Camille Pissarro, 1904, no. 25 (titled La moisson)

New York, Union League Club, 1917 (no catalogue)

New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Recently Imported Works by Pissarro, 1919, no. 2

Grand Rapids Art Association, Paintings by the French Impressionists, 1922, no. 15 

New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Exhibition, Paintings by Pissarro and Sisley, 1928, no. 3

New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Exhibition of Paintings by the Master Impressionists, 1929, no. 12 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Art Institute of Chicago and Paris, Grand Palais, A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, 1984-85, no. 95, pp. 24-25, illustrated in color (detail); p. 26, illustrated; pp. 248 and 250, illustrated in color (titled Paysage, La Moisson, Pointoise; Chicago and Paris only)

The Baltimore Museum of Art; Milwaukee Art Museum and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee, Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape, 2007-08, no. 40, pp. 168-169, illustrated in color (Baltimore only)

Philadelphia Museum of Art (on extended loan in 2010)

Frankfurt, Städel Museum, Monet and the Birth of Impressionism, 2015, no. 63, p. 152, illustrated in color

Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Impressionist's Eye, 2019, n.n.

Philadelphia Museum of Art (on extended loan 2019-22)