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CAMILLE PISSARRO (1830-1903)
Église et ferme d’Éragny
etching printed in colours, 1895, on laid paper, watermark Fleur-de-Lys, titled in pencil, inscribed Trait noir, bleu, jaune (?), Brun rouge and numbered no. 1 - 2e etat, a fine and delicately inked impression of the sixth, final state, very rare, one of four trial proofs of this colour variant (there was a total of 15 lifetime impressions printed in colours), before the posthumous edition of 11 printed in 1930
Plate 157 x 246 mm.
Sheet 256 x 383 mm.
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Delteil 96
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The acquisition of his own press in 1894 enabled Pissarro to explore the creative potential of colour etchings. In the present subject, Pissarro used three colour plates (blue, red and yellow) printed over a key plate of black. Variations of colour and inking in all of the few life-time impressions that exist make each impression unique. All can be regarded as typically 'impressionist' in their successful capturing of the effects of light, colour and atmosphere within a landscape setting.

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