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image of The Fence Camille Pissarro (artist)
French, 1830 - 1903
The Fence, 1872
oil on canvas
overall: 37.8 x 45.7 cm (14 7/8 x 18 in.) framed: 54.3 x 63.2 x 5 cm (21 3/8 x 24 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
On View
From the Tour: The Beginnings of Impressionist Landscape
Object 7 of 7


(sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 18 February 1878, no. 59, as La Haie); purchased by Georges de Bellio [1828-1894];[1] by inheritance to his daughter, Mme Ernest Donop de Monchy [née Victorine de Bellio, 1863-1958] until at least 1937. (Paul Rosenberg et Cie., Paris) and (César de Hauke, Paris), by 1939.[2] Arthur Goldsmith, Paris; sold 1955 to (Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zurich);[3] sold that same year to (Georges Seligmann, Inc., New York); sold 1955 to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; gift 1985 to NGA.

[1] The painting is no. 104 in the inventory of the de Bellio collection, published by Remus Niculescu in Paragone 249 (November 1970): 68.

[2] According to Ludovic Rodo Pissarro and Lionello Venturi, Camille Pissarro. Son Art--Son Oeuvre, 2 vols., San Francisco, 1989 (reprint of 1939 edition): no. 135.

[3] Goldsmith and Feilchenfeldt per Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro: Critical Catalogue of Paintings, 3 vols., Milan, Paris, and New York, 2005: 2:no. 231.

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