Lot 276: CAMILLE PISSARRO Paysage à Rouen (Côte Sainte-Catherine).
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Paysage à Rouen (Côte Sainte-Catherine).
Etching printed in black on cream laid paper, 1885. 127x175 mm; 5 1/8x7 inches, full margins. Fourth state (of 4). One of only 3 or 4 lifetime impressions in this state, from a total of approximately only 7 lifetime impressions in all four states combined. Signed, titled and inscribed "No. 1--4e état" in pencil, lower margin. A superb, richly-inked and dark impression of this extremely scarce etching.
We have found only one other lifetime impression at auction in the past 30 years.
The etching is in reverse of one of Pissarro's iconic Impressionist oils of Rouen, La Côte Sainte-Catherine à Rouen, 1883, now in a private collection (Pissarro/Snollaerts 735). Delteil 55.