Lot 299: CAMILLE PISSARRO Les Deux Baigneuses.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Les Deux Baigneuses.
Etching and drypoint printed in black on thin, cream wove paper, 1895. 180x127 mm; 7x5 inches, full margins. Fifth state (of 9). One of only 2 or 3 lifetime impressions in this state, from a total of approximately 23 lifetime impressions in all 9 states. Inscribed "6e etat" (crossed out in ink) and "5e etat" in pencil, lower left. Ex-collection Henri M. Petiet, Paris, with his ink stamp verso (see Lugt 2021a). A brilliant, dark and richly-inked proof-like impression with stray printer's ink marks in the margins.
Pissarro also made a watercolor of this subject, which is now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Delteil 116.