Description & Technical information

This original painting by Camille Pissarro is available for sale.

Date:  Executed in January 1897
Period:  19th century
Origin:  SPG
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed lower right, C. Pissarro 97
Dimensions: 33 x 41 cm (13⁰/₁ x 16¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, acquired directly from the artist, 3rd February 1897, titled Près la Gare de St. Lazare, les Omnibus, no. 4072
Oscar Schmitz, Dresden & Zürich, acquired from the above, 15th February 1900 (the present work was one of the fifty-seven artworks deposited at the Kunsthaus, Zürich on 20th October 1931)
Estate of Oscar Schmitz [Edward A. Schmitz], by 1933 (the painting remained in the care of the Kunsthaus, Zürich, after which the Schmitz Estate transferred the collection to the Kunstmuseum, Basel on 22nd February 1934)
Wildenstein & Co., Paris, acquired from the above by 1936 (amongst sixty-two other French works from the collection)
Mme Henri Goldet, Paris, acquired from the above, November 1936
Bertrand Vernes, Paris, by descent from the above, 1973
Private collection, London, by descent from the above, 2014
Private collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above
Literature: P. Fechter, ‘Die Sammlung Schmitz’, in Kunst und Künstler, 1910, p. 21 (titled Die Rue la Pépinière im Regen)
K. Scheffler, ‘Die Sammlung Oskar Schmitz in Dresden’, in Kunst und Künstler, 1920-21, p. 186 (titled Rue de la Pépinière, incorrectly dated 1893)
M. Dormoy, ‘La Collection Schmitz à Dresde’, in L’Amour de l’Art 7, October 1926, p. 342 (titled Place du Havre sous la Pluie)
The Oscar Schmitz Collection, 1936, pp. 106-07, no. 48 (titled The Place du Havre, illustrated)
L. R. Pissarro & L. Venturi, Camille Pissarro, Son Art - Son Œuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1939, no. 982; vol. II, Paris, 1939, pl. 198 (titled La Place du Havre, Paris, Effet de Pluie)
L. Pissarro & J. Rewald, Camille Pissarro: Letters to His Son Lucien, New York, 1943, pp. 306-07
J. Bailly-Herzberg, Correspondance de Camille Pissarro, vol. IV, Paris, 1991, pp. 318-19, 321-22 & 324, nos. 1362, 1365 & 1367
K. Adler, ‘Camille Pissarro. City and Country in the 1890s', in Studies on Camille Pissarro, London & New York, 1987, pp. 99-100
R. R. Bretell & J. Pissarro, The Impressionist and the City, Pissarro’s Series Paintings, New Haven & London, 1992, pp. 51 & 57, no. 42 (titled Place du Havre, Paris: Rain Effect, illustrated)
J. Rewald, Camille Pissarro: Letters to His Son Lucien, Boston, 2002, pp. 306-07
J. Pissarro & C. Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro, Catalogue Critique des Peintures, vol. III, Paris, 2005, p. 726, no. 1156 (illustrated)
Exhibitions: Zürich, Kunsthaus, Sammlung Oscar Schmitz (Dresden-Zürich): Französische Impressionisten aus Verschiedenem Besitz, 1932, p. 11, no. 56 (titled Près de la gare de Saint-Lazare)
Zürich, Kunsthaus, Französische Maler des XIX Jahrhunderts, 1933, p. 9, no. 27 (titled Beim Bahnhof Saint-Lazare)
Paris, Wildenstein & Co., La Collection Oscar Schmitz: Chefs-d’Œuvre de la Peinture Française du XIXe Siècle, 1936, pp. 106-07 & 142, no. 48 (illustrated)
Paris, Galerie André Weil, Exposition Pissarro, 1950, no. 44 (titled La Place du Havre à Paris, Effet de Pluie)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints