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L’île Lacroix, Rouen (The Effect of Fog)

Camille Pissarro, French, 1830 - 1903

Object Details
On deposit with Boussod et Valadon (dealer), Paris, September 1888; purchased from the artist by Boussod et Valadon, Paris, November 22, 1888; sold to Rouen businessman Dupuis on June 29, 1889. Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 13, 1891; purchased by Durand-Ruel (dealer), Paris; sold to John G. Johnson (1841–1917), Philadelphia, October 6, 1891 [1]; bequest to the City of Philadelphia, 1917.1. Receipt from Durand-Ruel, October 6, 1891, Correspondence, John G. Johnson Papers, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives, JGJ_B004_F005_003. See also Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro: Critical Catalogue of Paintings (Milan: Skira, 2005), vol. 3, no. 855. Martha Ward—whose research was published in the 1980 Pissarro exhibition held at the Hayward Gallery, London; Grand Palais, Paris; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—gives Johnson’s purchase date as August 21, 1891. For the catalogue, see Pissarro: Camille Pissarro, 1830–1903, exh. cat. (London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980).

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