Lucien Pissarro was the eldest son of the French painter, Camille Pissarro. As an artist, he was greatly influenced by both his father and, for a period, Seurat. He moved to England in 1890, and was a founder member of the in 1911. He became a British citizen in 1916, but liked to call himself a 'Channel painter', paying the first of his many visits to the South of France in 1922. In the winter of 1922-3 he took a furnished house at the small seaside resort of Le Lavandou, in the Var province, to be near his ill mother. This country scene of almond trees in blossom was one of sixteen works he painted there.
Gallery label, August 2004