Description & Technical information

Date:  Executed in 1891-1892
Period:  19th century
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed and dated lower left C. Pissarro 1892
Dimensions: 81 x 65 cm (31⁷/₈ x 25⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: The Artist's estate
Lucien Pissarro, London, by descent from the above, by 1904
Orovida Pissarro, London, by descent from the above
O'Hana Gallery, London
Private collection, Greece & London, by circa 1954
Alan Bond, Sydney, by circa 1989
Falcone Gallery, Paris
Collection B.C.P. (Banque Commerciale Privée), Paris
Briest, Paris, 28th November 1996
Private Collection, London, acquired at the above sale
Literature: G. Lecomte, M. Camille Pissarro, in Art et critique, Paris, 6th February 1892, p. 16
G. Geffroy, Chronique Artistique: L'Exposition de Camille Pissarro, in La Justice, no. 4402, Paris, 2nd February 1892, p. 1
Joleaud-Barral, Un Maître Impressionniste, in La Justice, no. 4402, Paris, 2nd February 1892, p. 2
A. Alexandre, Chroniques d'Aujourd'hui: Camille Pissarro, in Paris, 3rd February 1892, p. 2
A. Paulet, Les Petits Salons: Camille Pissarro, in Le Jour, Paris, 5th February 1892, p. 2
F. Fénéon, Exposition Camille Pissarro, in L'Art moderne, Brussels, 14th February 1892, p. 55
G.A. Aurier, Choses d'Art, in Mercure de France, no. 27, Paris, March 1892, p. 283
C. Saunier, L'Art Nouveau: Camille Pissarro, in La Revue indépendante, vol. XXIII, no. 66, Paris, April 1892, p. 37
C. Kunstler, Un Fondateur de l'Impressionnisme, Camille Pissarro. Des Lettres Iédites de Camille Pissarro à Octave Mirbeau (1891-1892) et à Lucien Pissarro (1898-1899), in La Revue de l'Art, Ancien et Moderne, vol. LVII, Paris, January - May 1930, p. 186
L.R. Pissarro & L. Venturi, Camille Pissarro, Son Art, Son Oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1939, no. 824, p. 196 (illustrated vol. II, pl. 169)
J. House, Camille Pissarro's Seated Peasant Woman: The Rhetoric of Inexpressiveness, in Essays in Honor of Paul Mellon, Collector and Benefactor, Washington, D.C., 1986, pp. 165-166 (illustrated fig. 6, p. 165)
J. House, Camille Pissarro's Idea of Unity, in Studies on Camille Pissarro, London, 1986, p. 30 (illustrated fig. 19, p. 24)
J. Bailly-Herzberg, Correspondance de Camille Pissarro, vol. III, 1891-1894, Paris, 1988, nos. 706, 713, 745, 750 & 776, pp. 142, 149, 189, 193 & 220
J. Pissarro, Camille Pissarro, London, 1993, pp. 160, 163 & 165 (illustrated fig. 165, p. 162)
S. Roffo, Camille Pissarro, Paris, 1994, p. 27
T.J. Clark, Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism, New Haven & London, 1999, pp. 59 & 133 (illustrated fig. 24, p. 59)
J. Pissarro & C. Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro, Catalogue Critique des Peintures, vol. III, Paris, 2005, no. 914, pp. 601-602 (illustrated p. 601)
Exhibitions: Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Camille Pissarro, January - February 1892, no. 48
Paris, Galerie André Weil, Pissarro, June 1950, no. 26, n.p.
London, O'Hana Gallery, Three Generations of Pissarros, 1830-1954, April - May 1954, no. 14, n.p.
Canberra, Australian National Gallery, Irises and Five Masterpieces: Alan Bond Collection, June - July 1989, n.p. (illustrated n.p.); this exhibition later travelled to Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, July 1989; Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery, July - August 1989; Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, August 1989; and Perth, Art Gallery of Western Australia, August - September 1989
London, Thomas Gibson Fine Art, 19th & 20th Century Masters, May - July 1990, p. 16 (illustrated p. 17)
Paris, Falcone Gallery, Impressionist and Modern Masters, Autumn 1993.
Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Art, Pissarro: Camille Pissarro & The Pissarro Family, March - April 1998, no. 52, pp. 82 & 161 (illustrated p. 82); this exhibition later travelled to Osaka, Daimaru Museum, April - May 1998; Fukuoka, Mitsukoshi Gallery, May - June 1998; Mie, Mie Prefectural Museum, June - July 1998; and Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, August 1998
Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Art, Impressionism to the Present: Camille Pissarro and His Descendants, January - April 2000, no. 45, p. 74 (illustrated)
London, Stern Pissarro Gallery, Camille Pissarro, 1830-1903: St Thomas to Paris, November - December 2003, no. 35, n.p. (illustrated n.p.)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints