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Lot #569
Camille Pissarro

A 'prisoner confined to a window'

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Estimate: $2000+
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A 'prisoner confined to a window'

Superb ALS in French, signed “C. Pissarro,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7, black-bordered stationery, January 26, 1899. Letter to a doctor concerning an invoice of 110 francs which he has mislaid, and calling himself a prisoner confined to a window. In fine condition. As he aged, Pissarro suffered from a recurring eye infection that prevented him from working outdoors except in warm weather. As a result, he began painting outdoor scenes while sitting by the window of hotel rooms, often choosing rooms on upper levels to get a broader view of the landscape. He moved around northern France and painted from hotels in Rouen, Paris, Le Havre, and Dieppe, and he would do the same during his visits to London. An interesting and highly desirable letter.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #531 - Ended July 11, 2018

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