Lot 289: CAMILLE PISSARRO Rue Molière, à Rouen.
November 3, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Rue Molière, à Rouen.
Lithograph printed in dark, olive green on Chine appliqué, 1896. 186x140 mm; 7 1/2x5 1/2 inches, full margins. Second state (of 2), with the further shading on the building at the far right. One of approximately only 20 lifetime impressions in both states combined. Signed, titled, inscribed "Ep. defi. no. --" and annotated in violet pencil, lower margin (the number in the inscription effaced). A superb impression of this extremely scarce lithograph.
We have found only three other impressions at auction in the past 30 years.
Pissarro had impressions printed on various toned papers in different ink colors, so there are differences within the overall print run for this lithograph. Delteil 174.