Sunday, 31 July 2016

Camille Pissarro part - 9

1897 Camille Pissarro at 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 9 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 8 also.


1881 Landscape at Melleray, Woman Carrying Water to Horses
gouache on silk mounted on paper, mounted on board 34.9 x 45.7 cm
Private Collection

1881 Landscape near Pontoise, the Auvers Road
oil on canvas 54 x 90 cm
Private Collection

1881 Peasant Gathering Grass
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1881 Peasant Girl with a Straw Hat
oil on canvas 73.3 x 59.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1881 Peasant Sitting with Infant
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1881 Peasants Resting
oil on canvas
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

1881 Portrait of Felix Pissarro
oil on canvas 55.2 x 46.4 cm
Tate, London

1881 Seated Peasants, Sewing
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1881 The Chou Quarries, Pontoise
oil on canvas 54.3 x 65.4 cm
Private Collection

1881 The Garden at Maubuisson, Pontoisse
oil on canvas 60 x 73.3 cm
Private Collection

1881 The Harvest, Pontoise
oil on canvas 46 x 55.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

1881 The Path to Les Pouilleux, Pontoise
oil on canvas 56 x 47 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

1881 The Shepherdess
oil on canvas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1881 Two Young Peasants Chatting under the Trees
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1881 Valhermeil near Oise - Rain Effect
oil on canvas 38 x 46.3 cm
Private Collection

1881 View toward the Pontoise Prison
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1881 Woman Mending Socks
gouache on paper 32 x 25.1 cm
Private Collection

1881 Woman Sewing
gouache over pencil on linen, mounted on paper
Private Collection

1881 Young Peasant Having Her Coffee
oil on canvas 65.3 x 54.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1882 Afternoon Break, Child and Young Peasant Woman Resting
oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm
Private Collection

1882 Cowherd, Pontoise
gouache on paper 46 x 38.1 cm
Private Collection

1882 Enfant tétant sa mère
drypoint and aquatint 12.3 x 11.2 cm
British Museum, London

1882 Flood in Pontoise
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1882 Gathering Herbs
gouache on paper mounted on board 36.8 x 27.3 cm
Private Collection

1882 In the Garden at Pontoise: A Young Woman Washing Dishes
oil on canvas 81.9 x 65.3 cm
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1882 La Cote de 'Chou' a Pontoise
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1882 Le Chou a Pontoise
oil on canvas 73.3 x 92.1 cm
Private Collection

1882 Le jardin de Maubuisson, Pontoise, la Mère Bellette
oil on canvas 54.5 x 65.7 cm
Private Collection

1882 Les Coteaux de Chou, Pontoise
oil on canvas 60.3 x 73.6 cm
Private Collection

1882 Mother Nursing her Child
drypoint and aquatint 12 x 11 cm (plate)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1882 Path at Pontoise
drypoint and aquatint 15.6 x 11.8 cm (plate)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1882 Paysanne Bêchant
oil on canvas 167.6 x 139.7 cm
Private Collection

1882 Peasant Donning Her Marmotte
gouache on silk mounted on paper 54.5 x 38 cm
Private Collection

1882 Peasants Harvesting Potatoes
gouache on paper
Private Collection


1882 Peasant Sitting on grass
oil on canvas 57.2 x 45.1 cm
Private Collection

1882 Peasant Woman and Child Harvesting the Fields, Pontoise
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1882 Potato Market, Boulevard des Fosses, Pontoise
gouache
Private Collection

1882 Quai de Pothuis, bords de l'Oise
oil on canvas 46.3 x 55.3 cm
Musée d'art moderne André Malraux, Le Havre, France

1882 Resting, Peasant Girl Lying on the Grass, Pontoise
oil on canvas
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

1882 Springtime: Peasants in a Field
gouache and tempera on silk 24 x 53.3 cm
Private Collection


1882 The Effect of Snow at Montfoucault
oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm
Private Collection

1891 The Effect of Snow at Montfoucault
oil on canvas
Private Collection
1882 The Harvest
pastel on paper
Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1882 The Little Country Maid
oil on canvas 63.5 x 53 cm
Tate, London

1882 The Poultry Market at Pontoise
oil on canvas 81 x 65.1 cm
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

1882 The Poultry Market at Pontoise
pastel and tempera 81 x 65 cm
Private Collection

1882 The Railway Bridge at Pontoise
etching and drypoint 12.8 x 24.6 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1882 Weeders
gouache on silk mounted on cardboard 20 x 30 cm
Private Collection

1882 Woman and Child at the Well
oil on canvas 81.5 x 66.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1882 Young Peasant Girls Resting in the Fields near Pontoise
oil on canvas 65.4 x 81.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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