Le Boulevard de Montmartre, Matinée de Printemps

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Le Boulevard de Montmartre, Matinée de Printemps
Camille Pissarro - Boulevard Montmartre, Spring - Google Art Project.jpg
ArtistCamille Pissarro
CatalogueJP and CD-RS 1171
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions65 cm × 81 cm (26 in × 32 in)
LocationPrivate Collection

Le Boulevard de Montmartre, Matinée de Printemps is an 1897 oil on canvas painting of Paris' Boulevard Montmartre by the French artist Camille Pissarro.

By 1923 it was in the collection of the German industrialist and Holocaust victim Max Silberberg (de). Silberberg was obliged by the ruling Nazi regime to dispose of the work in a forced sale in 1935. It was restituted to his family in 2000 and placed on loan with the Israel Museum until 2013. On 5 February 2014 it was auctioned at Sotheby's, London, for £19,682,500,[Notes 1] double its pre-sale estimate.[1][2]

Provenance [1][edit]

  • Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the artist on 2 June 1898)
  • Mr Burke, London (acquired from the above on 11 January 1899)
  • Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
  • Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired from the above on 14 August 1901)
  • Paul Cassirer, Berlin (acquired from the above on 13 October 1902)
  • Adolf Rothermundt, Dresden (acquired circa 1914)
  • Max Silberberg, Breslau (acquired by 1923)
  • Sale: Paul Graupe, Berlin, 23 March 1935, lot 27 (forced sale by Max Silberberg)
  • Alfred & Marie Erlich, New York
  • Nathan J. & Sara N. Cohn, Mount Vernon (acquired from the above)
  • Knoedler & Co., New York (acquired from the above on 9 November 1959)
  • John & Frances L. Loeb, New York (acquired from the above on 4 January 1960)
  • The American Friends of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (a bequest from the above in 1997)
  • The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (a gift from the above in 1997)
  • Restituted to Gerta Silberberg on 1 February 2000, and placed on loan with The Israel Museum until 2013

Exhibition history [1][edit]

  • Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Œuvres récentes de Camille Pissarro, 1898, no. 24
  • St. Petersburg, Société Impériale d’Encouragement des Arts, Expositions française des Beaux-Arts et des Arts décoratifs, 1899, no. 274
  • Rheims, Société des Amis des Arts, 16e Exposition générale, 1901, no. 563
  • Dresden, Galerie Ernst Arnold, Ausstellung von Gemälden französischer Künstler, 1902, no. 26
  • Dresden, Galerie Ernst Arnold, Französische Malerei des XIX. Jahrhunderts, 1914, no. 79
  • New York, Wildenstein & Co., C. Pissarro, 1965, no. 66
  • New York, Wildenstein & Co., ‘One Hundred Years of Impressionism’: A Tribute to Durand-Ruel, 1970, no. 88, illustrated in the catalogue
  • Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art & London, Royal Academy of Arts, The Impressionist and the City: Pissarro’s Series Paintings, 1992-93, no. 51, illustrated in colour in the catalogue
  • Rovereto, Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Impressionists and Post-Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Israel Museum of Jerusalem, 2008-09, no. 6

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hammer price with buyer's premium


  1. ^ a b c "5 February 2014 - Lot 43". Sotheby's.
  2. ^ Adam, Georgina. "The Art Market: Sotheby's Impressionist and modern art auction scores £163.5m". The Financial Times. Archived from the original on 13 February 2014.


  • Mauclair,Camille. The French Impressionists, London & New York, 1903, illustrated p. 2.
  • Pissarro, Joachim and Snollaerts, Claire Durand-Ruel. Pissarro, Critical Catalogue of Paintings, Paris, 2005, vol. III, no. 1171, illustrated in colour p. 736.
  • Scheffler, Karl. Die Sammlung Max Silberberg, in Kunst und Künstler, October 1931, mentioned p. 12.