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.

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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.

Provenance:
The studio of the artist, with faint traces of the atelier stamp (Lugt 2022c) in red at the lower centre edge
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 2 December 1987, lot 441
JPL Fine Arts, London
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 4 December 1996, lot 328
Private collection, since 1996.

Hippolyte PETITJEAN

Study of Waves

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