Camille Pissarro Portrait of Felix Pissarro 1881

Artwork details

Artist
Camille Pissarro 1830–1903
Title
Portrait of Felix Pissarro
Portrait de Félix Pissarro
Date 1881
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 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

Display caption

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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