Camille Pissarro / Edge of the Woods / 1879Camille Pissarro
Edge of the Woods

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Creator Name: Pissarro, Camille
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1830 - 1903
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Danish Virgin Islands
Creator Name-CRT: Camille Pissarro
Title: Edge of the Woods
Title Type: Primary
Title: Lisière d'un bois
Title Type: Foreign
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1879
Creation End Date: 1879
Creation Date: 1879
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 126cm x 162cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "C. Pissarro 79"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1951.356
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Context: Pissarro painted this monumental landscape when he was desperately poor and struggling to sell his paintings. It depicts a man slumbering in the sundappled backwoods of the Hermitage, a rural village near Pontoise, where the artist had been living since1872. Restricting his pallette to pure hues, Pissarro applied brushstrokes in systematic diagonal patterns, producing an effect that he likened to knitting. This canvas was included in the fourth Impressionist exhibition of 1879.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1951.356
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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