November 3, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 296: CAMILLE PISSARRO Grand'Mère (la femme de l'artiste).(16 views)
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Grand'Mère (la femme de l'artiste).
Lithograph printed in black on smoth, cream wove paper, circa 1895. 150x112 mm; 6x4 1/2 inches, full margins. One of approximately only 10 known impressions of this subject. Signed, titled and inscribed "no. 1" in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression of this extremely scarce lithograph.
The remarqué below the portrait of Pissarro's wife, Julie (1838-1926) portrays the artist's daughter Jeanne. Pissarro married Julie Vellay, who was the daughter of his mother's maid, in 1871; he has shown her here as a grandmother in her late 50s. Jeanne was the couples' sixth of seven children. Delteil 143.