Camille Pissarro - Figure Studies

£800.00

Original Charcoal Drawing, on brown drawing paper, signed with the artists initials stamp C.P (Lugt 613b, recto, lower right.

Size: 220 x 300 mms

Provenance:

  1. 13/2/2017 - Preston Hall Gallery Auction - Lot 0050 - https://new.liveauctioneers.comitem/50893626_camille-pissarro-1830-1903-figure-studies

2) Ex-collection Gloria Goodwin Neidecker (London/Cannes).

3) Acquired from the last by the consignor's parents, circa 1965 or earlier. In the same auction other works from this provenance were also sold including a watercolour by Signac and another by Eugene Boudin.

Authentificity: The work was sent to Art Joachim Pissarro in New York whom is writing a forthcoming Catalogue Raissonee of his Great Grandfathers works and is considered the major expert on the series. In his letter to us it was stated as follows: ”Dr Pissarro is of the opinion that the drawing “Figure Studies” was originally by Camille Pissarro but unfortunately the drawing has been heavily worked by another hand. Dr Pissarro believes that the original underdrawing of Figure Studies was significantly retouched by a later hand creating much darker lines and shadows. The head of the woman in the lower right appears to be the most masqueraded and destroyed. A visible element of the original drawing is the ugt 613b stand of the initials “C.P” at the lower right which appear genuine; but unfortunately the majority of the artwork has been extensively redrawn”.

Our price reflects the problems inherent within this piece.

Condition: Some very small edge tears, and time staining, otherwise in good condition.