A Seated Peasant Woman Artist: Camille Pissarro (French, born Saint Thomas, 1830–1903)


European Art

Not on view

Oil on canvas


28 3/4 × 23 1/2 in. (73 × 59.7 cm)

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, B.A. 1929, L.H.D.H. 1967

Accession Number



19th century


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The Artist; (Probably) sold to Durand-Ruel, Paris, August 10, 1885 (stock no. 723) [See Note I]; Durand-Ruel, Paris, by August 25, 1891 (stock no. 1807); Sold to Francois Depeaux (1853-1920), Rouen, May 1896; Sale, Vente Depeaux, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 31-June 1, 1906, lot 36. Maurice Coutot (1901-1987), Paris. Galerie van Wisselingh, Amsterdam, 1938. Etienne Bignou (1891-1950), Paris and New York, by 1939. Charles Marie Paul Durand-Ruel (1905 - 1985), Paris, by 1956 until at least 1962. Sam Salz, New York; Sold to Mr. Paul (1907-1999) and Mrs. Rachel Lambert ‘Bunny’ (1910-2014) Mellon, October 20, 1965; Gift to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn

Note I: On August 10, 1885 Durand-Ruel bought eight pictures from the artist. ‘A Seated Woman’ is probably the painting of the same title, which Durand-Ruel purchased for 600 francs (Paysanne Assise, stock no.723). In 1891 Durand-Ruel reorganized his holdings of impressionist paintings, which accounts for the later discrepancy in stock no. (1807) (Per House, 1986)
  • Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro and Lionello Venturi, Camille Pissarro. His art, his work, 2 vols. (Paris: Paul Rosenberg, 1939),
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Object/Work type



peasant seated women


Signed lower right: "C Pissarro 1885"

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