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[Woman bathing near a wood]
Lithograph, 205 x 124 mm. Delteil/Cailac 158, 3rd state (of 4).
Impression on yellow Ingres appliqué on laid paper with watermark Van Gelder Zonen, signed in pencil bottom right C. Pissarro, inscribed bottom left 3e ep d’etat n° 1 [3rd state, no. 1] and titled bottom center Baigneuse près un bois.
Very fine impression. The print is in excellent condition. A pale mat stain in the margins; a mark left by a previous brass fastener on the back, barely visible recto in the upper margin. Good margins (sheet: 309 x 225 mm).
Camille Pissarro printed 12 impressions of Baigneuse près d’un bois: 2 impressions of the 1st state (one is numbered and signed); 2 impressions of the 2nd state (numbered and signed); 4 impressions of the 3rd state (three are numbered and signed); and 4 impressions of the 4th (final) state (three are numbered and signed). It was not published during his lifetime. 18 posthumous impressions numbered and stamped C.P. were printed in 1923.
The present impression is the copy no. 1 of the 3rd state printed on yellow Ingres paper. It comes from the Camille Pissarro collection, which was sold at Drouot, Paris, in 1928 and 1929. It is described in the Catalogue de l’œuvre gravé et lithographié de Camille Pissarro (auction sale, December 8, 1928, lot 202): “Baigneuse près d’un bois (L.D., 158). Very fine impression of the 3rd state (of 4), on yellow Ingres appliqué, signed, titled, and annotated by the artist : 3e épr. d’état n° 1. VERY RARE (4 impressions).” (our translation). [Further information on our website]