Lot 296: CAMILLE PISSARRO Grand''Mère (la femme de l''artiste).
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
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.