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Camille Pissarro (1830-1903), Paysanne Donnant a Manger a un Enfant, etching on zinc, 1874, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed lower left “No 1 – 1er etat”, also titled in pencil with the added annotation “zinc”. Reference: Delteil 12, first state (of 4). In excellent condition, 4 3/4 x 4 5/8, the sheet 10 3/4 x 7 inches.
Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY [and with customs stamps verso]
A fine clear impression, printed in brown ink on cream wove paper, with plate tone.
Pissarro pulled 8 or 9 impressions in this first state, in 1874; 15 years later (1889) he added several layers of aquatint, in an additional 3 states, but only made a few impressions of each of these states. In all, there are only about 12 or 13 impressions of this print known.