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Original Drawing by listed artist Paulemile Pissarro

Item Number: 500721

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This item is up for AUCTION on Tuesday October 3, 2017 LOT 303

Description:

This is a very rare original pencil drawing by very well listed artist Paulemile Pissarro. Titled "Peasant Woman and Village" executed circa 1929 and is signed by the artist lower right. The paper measures 11 by 9 1/2 inches and framed measures 25 by 21 inches. His original work titled Arbres aux Andelys sold in 2007 for 15430 dollars. Paul-Emile - which is how he preferred to spell his name - was born on 22 August 1884 in Eragny, the fifth and youngest son of Camille Pissarro. Following his fathers death in 1903, Paulemile returned to Eragny with his mother. Monet, who lived only twenty miles away at Giverny and who was one of Camilles closest friends, became his tutor, guardian and friend. He often visited Giverny, where Monet encouraged him to paint and gave him lessons in painting and in horticulture. In 1905 he exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Indépendants, showing an Impressionist landscape, Bords de lEpte ý Eragny. It was during the late 1920s and early 1930s that Paulémile reached the peak of his artistic development, arriving at the individual style for which he is best known. He also explored printmaking producing several wood-engravings and etchings, some of which were first published by Malcolm Salaman in 1919. In 1930, on Dufys recommendation, Paulemile visited for the first time the hills and valleys known as Swiss Normandy which he exhibited at the Salon des Independants for the following thirty years.