Mar 14, 2024 - Sale 2662

Sale 2662 - Lot 39

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
25 Lithographies.

Portfolio with complete text and 25 lithographs printed in either brown, light purple-brown or greenish brown on cream Chine appliqué on stiff cream wove paper, circa 1900. 570x396 mm; 22½x15⅝ inches (sheets), full margins.

Edition of 108. Signed by both Pissarro and Thornley in pencil and numbered "81" on the justification page. Printed by Atelier Becquet, Paris. Published by Boussod-Valadon, Paris.

Pissarro (1830-1903) was likely influenced to work with the lithographer Thornley through Degas and Theo Van Gogh, the influential director of the Boussod-Valadon Gallery in Paris, and as a result of Thornley's masterful lithographic interpretations of drawings by Puvis de Chavannes. By 1888, Degas and Thornley were working together to produce a portfolio of 15 lithographs based on drawings by Degas. The portfolio was issued in 1889 in an edition of 100, plus an additional 25 copies with each of the prints signed by both artists. Another collaborative project between Thornley and Monet soon followed. Reed/Shapiro p. lvii (Degas).