Lot 281: CAMILLE PISSARRO Le Pont de Pierre, à Rouen.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Le Pont de Pierre, à Rouen.
Drypoint printed in black on cream laid paper, 1887. 149x198 mm; 5 7/8x7 3/4 inches, full margins. Second state (of 2). One of approximately only 30 lifetime impressions in this state, from a total of approximately only 32 lifetime impressions in both states combined. Inscribed "no. 26" and "2e état, imprimé par F. Jacques" in pencil, lower margin. A superb, richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce etching.
Pissarro made dozens of paintings of the bridges over the Seine in Rouen. This drypoint is similar in composition and point-of-view as his inconic oil, Brouillard, Matin, Rouen, 1896, private collection (Pissarro/Snollaerts 1142). Delteil 66.