Camille PissarroPortrait of Felix Pissarro 1881

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Artist
Camille Pissarro (1830‑1903)
Title
Portrait of Felix Pissarro
Portrait de Félix Pissarro
Date 1881
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 552 x 464 mm frame: 747 x 657 x 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Lucien Pissarro, the artist's son 1944
Reference
N05574
Not on display

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This is a portrait of the artist's third son, aged seven. Unlike many other Impressionists, Camille Pissarro was concerned in his portraits to convey in a traditional manner something of the individual character of his sitters. Here he has captured his son in a pensive, as well as slightly bored or frustrated, attitude. His son went on to be a painter and engraver, but died at the age of only twenty-three from tuberculosis while living at Kew, London.

August 2004

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