Landscape at Saint-Charles, near Gisors, Sunset
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)|
|Acquisition||Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1933|
Camille Pissarro, Landscape at Saint-Charles, near Gisors, Sunset, 1891, Oil on canvas. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.524.
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.
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.