Lot 273: CAMILLE PISSARRO Notre Dame de Bruges.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Notre Dame de Bruges.
Etching printed in dark, olive greenish black on rose-toned buff China paper, 1894. 215x143 mm; 8 1/2x5 5/8 inches, full margins. Sixth state (of 6). One of approximately only 13 impressions in this state, from a total of approximately 20 impressions in all six states combined. With the artist's initials dark gray ink stamp (Lugt 613e, lower right recto) and inscribed "No. 9" in pencil, upper right. Also inscribed "6 épreuves sur ce papier et de ce format. Puis 6 en supplement commandés par M. Rodo" in pencil, lower center (referring to the artist's fourth son Lodovico Rodo Pissarro). A superb, well-inked impression of this extremely scarce etching.
We have found only 4 other impressions at auction in the past 30 years. Another impression on the same paper as the current impression, also in the sixth state, but signed in pencil, sold at Swann, October 31, 2007, sale 2126, lot 281. Delteil 109.