Description & Technical information

This drawing is extremely interesting in that it is a series of studies of the same man as he loads (or unloads) a jar from his ox. The jar, while unclear as to its exact use, is most likely not a churn as the sticks shown in the studies are used as a balance for the object when carried by the animal. The light, fragmented use of pencil coupled with black ink, used to solidify the figure, and hatch marks for form, as well as the figures’ clothing and features, indicates that this compilation of studies was executed by Pissarro in Venezuela.

Verso: A Man Carrying a Load, a Man Washing at a Basin, 
and Studies of a Woman and Two Cows

Date:  1853
Period:  19th century, 1850-1900
Origin:  Venezuela
Medium: Pen, Black lead, Brown ink on paper
Signature: Inscribed, Pinco
This work is accompanied by a letter of authenticity issued by Dr Joachim Pissarro dated 5th May 2006 confirming this work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Works on Paper.

Dimensions: 20.3 x 26.8 cm (8 x 10¹/₂ inches)
Exhibitions: Paris, Musée Marmottan Monet, Les Impressionnistes en Privé, Cent Chefs-d’Œuvre de Collections Particulières, 13th February – 6th July 2014
Tochigi, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Camille Pissarro: Patriarche de la Modernité, 24th March – 27th May 2012. The exhibition later travelled to Hyogo Prefectural Museum, 6th June – 19th August 2012
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints