Port of Rouen, Unloading Wood
Toward the end of his career, Pissarro shifted his attention from rural scenes to cityscapes. Here he captures the activity of a busy riverside dock in Rouen, with industrial buildings in the background and freighters lining the waterway. Clear light illuminates the scene and each element is described with a rich variety of brushstrokes, revealing the visual beauty of an ordinary, functioning work site.
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||29 1/8 x 36 1/4 in. (74 x 92 cm) Frame: 40 1/8 x 46 11/16 in. (101.9 x 118.6 cm)|
|Acquisition||Acquired in honor of John E. Sawyer (Institute Trustee, 1962–89), 1989|
Camille Pissarro, Port of Rouen, Unloading Wood, 1898, Oil on canvas. Acquired in honor of John E. Sawyer (Institute Trustee, 1962–89), 1989. The Clark Art Institute, 1989.3.
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.
Celina Piñeyro de Álzaga, Buenos Aires (by c. 1903–d. 1911); Orlando and Enrique Williams Álzaga, Buenos Aires, her grandsons, by descent (until 1989); [Alex Reid & Lefevre, London, sold to the Clark 11 May 1989]; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1989.