Friday, 29 July 2016

Camille Pissarro part - 8

1895 Camille Pissarro in Éragny

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 for a while yet. 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 8 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 7 also.


1879 Pere Melon Sawing Wood
oil on canvas 89 x 117 cm
Private Collection

1879 Pere Melon Sawing Wood
pastel on paper mounted on board 46.5 x 62 cm
Private Collection

1879 Pontoise Landscape, Through the Fields
oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1879 Rabbit Warren at Pontoise, Snow
oil on canvas 59.2 x 72.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1879 The Auvers Road, Pontoise
oil on canvas 38.5 x 46 cm
Private Collection

1879 The Backwoods of l'Hermitage, Pontoise
oil on canvas
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1879 The Hay Cart, Montfoucault
oil on canvas 45.3 x 55.3 cm
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Chiba

1879 The Laundry Woman
oil on canvas 55.6 x 46.5 cm
Private Collection

1879 The Long Landscape
etching and aquatint 11.5 x 39.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

1879 The Old Cottage
etching and aquatint with scraping and burnishing 16.6 x 17.2 cm (plate)
de Young/Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1879 The Outer Boulevards, Snow Effect
oil on canvas 54 x 65 cm
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

1879 The Path from Halage, Pontoise
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1879 The Woods at L'Hermitage, Pontoise
soft-ground etching, aquatint and drypoint 22 x 26.9 cm (plate)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

1879 Woman on the Road
etching and aquatint with drypoint 15.6 x 21 cm (plate)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1879 Wooded Landscape at the Hermitage, Pontoise
softgrounf etching and aquatint 21.6 x 26.7 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1879 Wooded Undergrowth at L'Hermitage, Pontoise
soft-groung etching and aquatint on laid paper 21.6 x 26.6 cm (plate)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1879-80 Peasant Having Her Coffee
black chalk on buff laid paper 61.4 x 47.9 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1879c Landscape at Pontoise
oil on canvas 40.7 x 33 cm
Private Collection

1880 A Street in Auvers
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1880 Boulevard de Clichy, Winter, Sunlight Effect
pastel on paper
Private Collection

1880 Chaponval Landscape
oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1880 La Valhermeil, near Pontoise
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1880 Landscape in Autumn
oil on canvas 55 x 65.4 cm
Private Collection

1880 Peasant Woman
oil on canvas 73 x 60.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1880 Pere Melon Cutting Wood
gouache on linen 32 x 25.2 cm
Private Collection

1880 Picking Peas
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1880 Portrait of the Artist's Son, Félix
charcoal on cream wove paper 19.7 x 14.9 cm (sheet)
de Young/Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1880 Rue des Roches at Velhermeil, Auvers-sur-Oise
oil on canvas 45.8 x 37.8 cm
Private Collection

1880 Sunset at Valhermeil, near Pontoise
oil on canvas 54 x 64.8 cm
Private Collection

1880 The Children
gouache with graphite on canvas mounted on board 29.2 x 41.9 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1880 The Fair of Saint-Martin in Pontoise
watercolour and crayon on paper 15.2 x 18.8 cm
Private Collection

1880 The Harvest, Pontoise
oil on canvas 46.3 x 56.5 cm
Private Collection

1880 The Village Path
oil on canvas 59 x 73 cm
Private Collection

1880 Washerwoman, Study
oil on canvas 73 x 59.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

1880 Woman Emptying a Wheelbarrow
drypoint 31.8 x 23.3 cm (image)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1880-81c Laundresses on the Banks of the Oise at Pontoise
gouache on silk mounted on card
Private Collection



1880-82 The Tedders
charcoal and brown chalk heightened with white chalk on paper 60 x 46 cm
Private Collection

1880-82c Market at Pontoise
tempera on canvas 62 x 46 cm
Private Collection

1880-83 Peasant Woman Knitting
gouache on paper 53.5 x 36 cm
Private Collection

1880c Pea Harvesters
charcoal and watercolour on heavy wove paper 23.9 x 31.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1880c Portrait of Georges
oil on canvas 46 x 38 cm
Private Collection

1880c Road by a Field of Cabbages
colour monotype 20 x 15.4 cm (image)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1880c Seated Peasant Woman
gouache on linen mounted on canvas
Private Collection

1880c The Cabbage Field
soft-ground etching on laid paper 24.7 x 16.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

1880c The Milkmaid
oil on paper mounted on panel 25.9 x 16.3 cm
Private Collection

1880c Woman in a Kitchen Garden
aquatint 24.7 x 16.9 cm (plate)
de Young/Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1881 Apple Picking
oil on canvas 64.8 x 54.3 cm
Private Collection

1881 By the Water
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1881 Chestnut Vendor, St. Martin's Market, Pontoise
drypoint with stippling 19.9 x 15.3 cm (plate)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

1881 La Marchande de Marrons, Foire de la St. Martin, Pontoise
gouache on silk mounted on board
Private Collection

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