Description & Technical information

It is in Eragny, where he settled in 1884, that Camille Pissarro executed this oil on panel. Located on the shores of the river Epte, the area offered him an insatiable source for his paintings, driven by the Impressionist desire to render the light effects and the vibrations of  the atmosphere. Landscapes would occupy a major part of his work  thoughout his career. However, stylistic changes occurred in his art at the end of the 1880's. Although he was part of the founding members of Impressionism, participating in every group exhibitions of the movement,
he was also one of the firsts to understand and defend, at this same period, the new ambitions of painters like Georges Seurat or Paul Signac. With these colors applied in small juxtaposed lines, as well as its harmony and its chromatic balance, "Le Grand Noyer et le pré" shows
the new investment of Pissarro towards neo-impressionsit artists.

Date:  circa 1890
Period:  19th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on panel
Signature: Monogrammed lower left : C.P.

Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.2 cm (6¹/₈ x 9¹/₈ inches)

Georges Manzana-Pissarro, the artist's son.

Literature: Joachim Pissarro, Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro : Catalogue Critique des Peintures, Tome III, Skira Editions / Wildenstein
Institute, illustrated in color under the n°895, p.589.