CAMILLE PISSARRO (1830-1903)
Théorie de Baigneuses

Théorie de Baigneuses
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CAMILLE PISSARRO (1830-1903)
Théorie de Baigneuses

1894 to 1897 France
POA
Height13.00 cm
5.12 inches
Width20.00 cm
7.87 inches
Théorie de Baigneuses
Delteil 181
Original lithograph, c1894-97.
From the edition of six, the only formal edition, issued posthumously in 1923.
Stamped with Pissarro’s initials (Lugt 613e) and numbered 5/6 in pencil.
Printed on green-grey chine appliqué.
Total ‘edition’ of 26 – including the 20 lifetime proofs, printed on chine or tinted papers.

Pissarro’s bathers in Théorie de Baigneuses have a ‘modernist’ simplicity of form. Treated in broad lithographic washes, their monumentality is increased by the focus on the figures to the almost exclusion of the background.

The plate is full of life and movement. The pleasure of splashing in shady water on a sunny day, an Impressionist’s joy in light, yet a classic theme with a long tradition, at the very core of academicism.


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Delteil 181

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