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Camille Pissarro

French, 1830–1903

Landscape at Saint-Charles, near Gisors, Sunset

1891

For a brief period in the late 1880s, Pissarro experimented with the technique known as divisionism or pointillism, pioneered by younger artists like Georges Seurat. This involved applying small touches of two different colors side by side, which were intended to produce a third, more luminous color for the viewer. Here Pissarro modified the technique, using slightly broader brushstrokes to suggest the glowing late-day light in the countryside near his rural home.

Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 31 7/8 x 25 9/16 in. (81 x 65 cm) Frame: 39 5/8 x 33 13/16 in. (100.6 x 85.9 cm)
Object Number 1955.524
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1933
Status On View

Image Caption

Camille Pissarro, Landscape at Saint-Charles, near Gisors, Sunset, 1891, Oil on canvas. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.524.

Bibliography

Lees, Sarah, ed. Nineteenth-Century European Paintings at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; New Haven and London: distributed by Yale University Press, 2012.

Provenance

The artist, sold to Durand-Ruel, Paris, 12 Sept. 1891; [Durand-Ruel, Paris and New York, 1891–1933, sold to Clark 11 Feb. 1933, as Paysage, St. Charles]; Robert Sterling Clark (1933–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.

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