Camille Pissarro, Petite Bonne Flamande (Good Little Flemish Girl), c. 1900

Artist: Camille Pissarro (1830 - 1903)
Title:Petite Bonne Flamande (Good Little Flemish Girl), c. 1900
Medium:Color lithograph printed in dark reddish brown on chine appliqué
Image:8 1/4 in x 8 in (21 cm x 20.3 cm)
Edition:From an edition of 25 hand-signed proofs by both Camille Pissarro (Charlotte Amalie, 1830 – Paris, 1903) and engraver G.W. Thornley.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Camille Pissarro (Charlotte Amalie, 1830 – Paris, 1903) in pencil in the lower left margin; also hand-signed by engraver G.W. Thornley in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5825
USD $20,000 GBP £15,000

Historical Description

Camille Pissarro Petite Bonne Flamande (Good Little Flemish Girl), c. 1900 is a starkly honest depiction of domestic life. The young girl sits quietly in a chair before an open doorway through which we see furniture in another room. She looks tacitly in front of her – but she is facing to the right side of the canvas, away from perspective of the painter and viewer. While there is clearly a backstory implied by her surroudings, this lithograph is primarily a figural study. Pissarro, one of the most important Impressionist and Neo-Impressionists, works masterfully with the light in his artworks. Here, it is soft, illuminating the face of the girl, and also casting natural shadows from furniture. Pissarro has also used light and shadow to define the folds of the girls dress, creating true-to-life creases in the fabric.

Created c. 1900 after an original oil painting Petite Bonne Flamande dite ‘La Rose’ created in 1896, this color lithograph printed in dark reddish brown on chine appliqué is hand-signed by Camille Pissarro (Charlotte Amalie, 1830 – Paris, 1903) in pencil in the lower left margin; also hand-signed by engraver G.W. Thornley in pencil in the lower right margin. From an edition of 25 hand-signed proofs by both Camille Pissarro (Charlotte Amalie, 1830 – Paris, 1903) and engraver G.W. Thornley; printed by Becquet, Paris and published by Boussod-Valadon, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Camille Pissarro Lithograph Good Little Flemish Girl (Petite Bonne Flamande), c. 1900 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Camille Pissarro Good Little Flemish Girl (Petite Bonne Flamande), c. 1900 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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