Saturday, 23 July 2016

Camille Pissarro part - 5

1877 Camille Pissarro and his wife Julie Vellay in Pontoise

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands). His importance resides in his contributions to the Impressionist movements. He studied from great forerunners including Gustave Courbet and Camille Corot. He later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style at the age of 54.

Pissarro is the only artist to have shown in all eight Paris Impressionist exhibitions between 1874 and 1886. He acted as a father-figure, not only to the Impressionists, but to all four of the major Post-Impressionists, Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.

I hope the story of Pissarro’s life and work is of interest because it is a major series running over the next few weeks. Though I haven’t included absolutely every piece of Pissarro’s work, I am featuring well over a thousand examples, the better to understand his legacy.


This is part 5 of a major 21-part series on the works of Camille Pissarro. For a fuller biography see part 1, and for earlier works, see Parts 1 to 4 also.



1874 Dead Child
lithograph 30.8 x 39.6 cm (sheet)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1874 Farm at Montfoucault
oil on canvas
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève, Switzerland

1874 Farmyard in Pontoise
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1874 Girl Tending a Cow in a Pasture
oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1874 Haymaking
oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK

1874 Kitchen Gardens at L'Hermitage, Pontoise
oil on canvas 54 x 65.1 cm
National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh

1874 L'Hermitage, Pontoise: Snow Effect
oil on canvas
Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Boston, MA

1874 La Maison de la Piette, Montfoucault, effet de neige
oil on canvas 60 x 73.5 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK

1874 Landscape at l'Hermitage, Pontoise
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1874 Landscape with Rocks, Montfoucault
oil on canvas  65 x 92 cm
Private Collection

1874 Lane of Apple Trees near Osny, Pontoise
oil on canvas 54 x 73 cm
Private Collection

1874 Mother Jolly
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1874 Mother Presle, Montfoucault
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1874 Peasant Pushing a Wheelbarrow, Maison Rondest, Pontoise
oil on canvas
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

1874 Piette's Home on Montfoucault
oil on canvas 45.8 x 55.6 cm
Private Collection

1874 Piette's House at Montfoucault
oil on canvas 46.4 x 68.6 cm
Streling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

1874 Piette's House at Montfoucault
oil on canvas 60 x 74 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, UK

1874 Portrait of Paul Cezanne
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1874 Portrait of Lucien Pissarro
lithograph 27.9 x 44.4 cm (sheet)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1874 Rue de l'Hermitage, Pontoise
oil on canvas 40.4 x 34.8 cm
Private Collection

1874 Snow at Montfoucault
oil on canvas 54.3 x 65 cm
Private Collection

1874 Snowscape with Cows at Montfoucault
oil on canvas 18.7 x 20.2 cm
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

1874 Spring Morning, Pontoise
oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1874 Sunlight on the Road, Pontoise
oil on canvas 52.4 x 81.6 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1874 The Cowherd
oil on paper mounted on canvas 33 x 41.3 cm
Private Collection

1874 The Effect of Snow at l'Hermitage
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1874 The Hermitage at Pontoise
oil on canvas
Oskaer Reinhart Collection, Winterthur, Switzerland

1874 The Pond at Montfoucault
oil on canvas 60.3 x 73.3 cm
Private Collection


1874 The Potato Harvest
oil on canvas 33.5 x 41.5 cm
Private Collection

1876 The Potato Harvest
oil on canvas


1874 The Public Garden at Pontoise
oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

1874-75 The Pond at Montfoucault
pastel on grey paper 26.3 x 37.6 cm
Private Collection

1874-75c Study
pastel
Private Collection

1874-76 Farm at Montfoucault, Snow Effect
oil on canvas 54 x 65 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, UK

1874c A Street in l'Hermitage, Pontoise
graphite and pastel on buff paper
Private Collection

1874c Ducks on the Pond at Montfoucault
oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1874c Madame Felicie Vellay Estruc
pastel on paper 46 x 29 cm
Private Collection

1874c Monsieur Louis Estruc
pastel on paper 18.2 x 15.1 cm
Private Collection

1874c Portrait of Pere Papeille, Pontoise
pastel
Private Collection

1874c The Road to L'Hermitage in Snow
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1874c White Horse on a Farm
gouache and pen and ink on paper
Private Collection

1875 Autumn, Montfoucault Pond
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1875 Cultivators in the Fields, Pontoise
oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1875 Half-Length Portrait of Lucien Pissarro
watercolour over charcoal on paper
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University, UK

1875 In the Fields at Ennery
drypoint
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1875 La Cote des Groettes, Pontoise, Grey Weather
oil on canvas 53.5 x 65 cm
Private Collection

1875 La Cote du Jallais, Pontoise
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1875 Laundry Woman
oil on canvas 54 x 45 cm
Private Collection

1875 March Sun, Pontoise
oil on canvas
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

1875 Peasant Woman Carding Wool
oil on canvas 56 x 47 cm
Sammlung E.G. Bührle, Zurich

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