Baigneuse près d'un bois [Woman Bathing near a Wood]

Camille Pissarro

Baigneuse près d'un bois [Woman Bathing near a Wood]

ca. 1896

Lithography

205 x 124 mm

4 impressions of the 3rd state

Sarah Sauvin

Paris,

+33624483364

$5,500 - $12,000

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Lithograph, 205 x 124 mm. Delteil/Cailac 158, 3rd state (of 4).
Impression on yellow Ingres appliqué on laid paper with watermark Van Gelder Zonen, signed in pencil bottom right C. Pissarro, inscribed bottom left 3e ep d'etat n° 1 [3rd state, no. 1] and titled bottom center Baigneuse près un bois.
In very good condition. Good margins (sheet: 309 x 225 mm).
Camille Pissarro printed 12 impressions of Baigneuse près d'un bois: 2 impressions of the 1st state (one is numbered and signed); 2 impressions of the 2nd state (numbered and signed); 4 impressions of the 3rd state (three are numbered and signed); and 4 impressions of the 4th (final) state (three are numbered and signed). It was not published during Pissarro's lifetime. 18 impressions numbered and stamped C.P. were printed in 1923.
The present impression is the copy no. 1 of the 3rd state printed on yellow Ingres paper. It comes from the Camille Pissarro collection, which was sold at Drouot, Paris, in 1928 and 1929; it is described in the Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié de Camille Pissarro(auction sale, December 8, 1928, lot 202): “Baigneuse près d'un bois (L.D., 158). Very fine impression of the 3rd state (of 4), on yellow Ingres appliqué, signed, titled, and annotated by the artist : 3e épr. d'état n° 1. VERY RARE (4 impressions).” (our translation). It is also reproduced on a plate. The impressions no. 1 of the 1st state, no. 1 of the 2nd state and no. 2 of the 4th state were also described in this catalog (lots 200, 201 and 203). The impressions no. 2 of the 2nd state and no. 2 of the 3rd state printed "sur Ingres bleuté fixé" are described in the auction catalog of April 12-13, 1929 (lots 221 and 222).
The British Museum purchased the proof no. 1 of the 1st state in 1949; the proof no. 2 of the 2nd state was acquired in 1968 by the Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; the proof no. 3 of the 3rd state was bequeathed by the Pissarro Family to the Ashmolean Museum of Art, Oxford ca. 1950; the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston holds a proof of the 3rd state unsigned and unnumbered (the 4th of the 3rd state, according to Delteil).
References: Catalogue de l'œuvre gravé et lithographié de Camille Pissarro - Eaux-fortes, aquatintes, lithographies, monotypes [...] composant la collection CAMILLE PISSARRO, Deuxième vente, 7 et 8 décembre 1928; Catalogue de l'œuvre gravé et lithographié de Camille Pissarro - Eaux-fortes, aquatintes, lithographies, monotypes [...] composant la collection CAMILLE PISSARRO,Troisième vente, 12 et 13 avril 1929.
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