Description & Technical information

Camille Pissarro's work of the 1860s was influenced by Corot and the Barbizon school. These early, pre-1870s works are known to be rare and difficult to acquire as only approximately 150 pieces survived the Franco-Prussian war. Pissarro was forced to leave for London in 1870 to avoid the war and returned the following year. During his absence, the Germans had used his house as a regional headquarters, destroying practically all of his paintings in the process.

The present work is an early 1862 oil painting where one can already see the importance Camille Pissarro gave to the use of light and shadow. It is an outdoor painting in the spirit of the Barbizon movement, whose elements would influence all the pieces executed by Camille for the first Impressionist exhibition. 

This original oil painting by Camille Pissarro is available for sale.

Date:  Executed in 1862
Period:  19th century
Origin:  SPG
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed and dated lower right, C Pissarro 1862

Dimensions: 37.2 x 28.2 cm (14⁵/₈ x 11¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Mrs Feyeux, Paris
Bénézit Collection, Paris
E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, acquired in 1952
Private collection, New York, acquired from the above in 1955
Private collection, Paris
Stern Pissarro Gallery, London
Collection of Maurice Pinto, New York, acquired from the above
Literature: Joachim Pissarro and Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro, Catalogue Critique des Peintures, vol.II, Paris, 2005, no.63, p. 74 (illustrated in colour).
Exhibitions: Amsterdam, E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Maîtres Français des XIX et XX Siècles, June-July 1952, no. 25
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints