Camille Pissarro A Corner of the Meadow at Eragny 1902

Artwork details

Artist
Camille Pissarro 1830–1903
Title
A Corner of the Meadow at Eragny
Un Coin du pré à Eragny
Date 1902
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 600 x 813 mm
frame: 857 x 1056 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs Esther Pissarro, the artist's daughter-in-law 1951
Reference
N06003
Not on display

Display caption

This painting depicts a view of part of the garden at the artist's home in Normandy. Beyond the wall lie other houses in the village of Eragny. The figure in the orchard is the artist's wife. Pissarro was interested in the relationship between man and his environment, and most of his landscapes are peopled, or reflect a human presence. Here the female figure complements the quiet, domestic nature of the orchard scene. True to the Impressionist principle of recording the effects of light and atmosphere, Pissarro noted on the back of this canvas that he had painted it during mornings in October, between the hours of 10.00 and 12.30.

August 2004

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