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Paysage En Long (landscape Panorama)

Camille Pissarro

Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Prints

Etching and Aquatint

1879

Edition Size: 18

Image Size: 4 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches

Sheet Size: 10 13/16 x 17 5/8 cm

Signed In Plate

Condition: Excellent

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Original aquatint with etching printed in black ink on laid paper bearing a Crowned Shield with letters “HP” surmounting script “Heallines” watermark.

Signed with the artist’s estate monogram stamp (Lugt 613.b) just below the platemark lower left.

A robust, richly printed impression of Delteil’s third and final state of this extremely rare aquatint, Printed after the additions in aquatint to the foliage of the branch profile against the sky on the left, from the edition of 18 printed sometime between 1922 and 1930, numbered “17/18” in pencil just below the platemark lower right (apart from approximately only six impression in all three states printed during the artist’s lifetime).

Catalog: Delteil 17 iii/iii; Leymarie P17.

Platemark: 4 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches
Sheet size: 10 13/16x 17 5/8 inches

In excellent condition, printed on a sheet with full margins.

This horizontal panorama displays a spaciousness that is unique in Pissarro’s printed work and unknown in that of other Impressionist printmakers. The format is related to the series of four horizontal panels commissioned by Achille Arosa and painted by Pissarro in 1872-73. They may have been originally inspired by the landscape designs of the Japanese woodblock artist Hiroshige. Admiring Rembrandt as he did, Pissarro must also have been aware of the Dutch landscape etchings in wide format, so obviously appropriate for this genre.

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The Artist

Camille Pissarro

Born in 1830, Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French impressionist painter and later in his life, (at the age of 54) neo-impressionism. He made important contributions to both the impressionism and post-impressionism movements. He did not have any formal qualifications in art. His father would have preferred him to continue working in his job as a cargo clerk but Pissarro took every opportunity, including breaks from work, to practice drawing.

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