Deaccessioned June 23, 2011

View from the Artist's Window, Eragny

1885
Camille Pissarro (French (born in the Danish West Indies), 1830–1903)


Dimensions

54.5 x 65.1 cm (21 7/16 x 25 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.115

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Inscription

Lower right: C. Pissarro 85.

Provenance

Possibly in the Collection of Jean-Baptiste Faure, Paris. 1892, with Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York; 1914, sold by Durand-Ruel to Robert J. Edwards (d. 1924), Boston; 1925, bequest of Robert J. Edwards to the MFA [see note 1]; June 23, 2011, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Sotheby's, New York.

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession date: April 2, 1925 (accession no. 25.115).

Siblings Robert (d. 1924), Hannah (d. 1929), and Grace (d. 1938) Edwards were each collectors of art, who seemed to have had joint ownership of the objects in their possession. When Robert died, he bequeathed his collection to the MFA in memory of their mother, Juliana Cheney Edwards. In 1925, after his death, part of his collection was acquired by the Museum, and the remainder went to his sisters, with the understanding that the objects would ultimately be left to the MFA in the collection begun in memory of their mother. The collections of Hannah and Grace were left to the MFA in 1939, following Grace's death. It is not always possible to determine exactly which paintings each sibling had owned.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection