Image Resources | Currently on View in Robert H. and Ina M. Mohlman Gallery
In 1885 Impressionist Camille Pissarro adopted Seurat's revolutionary new methods. The patterns of sunlight and shadow in this landscape demonstrate his deft division of warm and cool hues and use of lively dotted strokes. Its quality and size make this rare canvas a key example of Neo-Impressionism.
Set in the yard of Pissarro's home in Normandy, the vista shows the steeple of the parish church rising beyond his neighbor's brick house.
The frame was reproduced according to Pissarro's specifications, blending his preference for white versus his dealer's demand for gold.