Hippolyte PETITJEAN (French 1854 - 1929)
Study of Waves Sold
Watercolour on buff paper. 202 x 352 mm. (8 x 13 7/8 in.)ACQUIRED BY THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, NEW JERSEY.ENQUIRE
Arguably Petitjean’s most distinctive and original contribution as a Neo-Impressionist artist are his vibrant pointillist watercolours. More often than not, these works were made as independent works of art, to be sold to French and foreign collectors.
The studio of the artist, with faint traces of the atelier stamp (Lugt 2022c) in red at the lower centre edgeAnonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 2 December 1987, lot 441JPL Fine Arts, LondonAnonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 4 December 1996, lot 328Private collection, since 1996.