The Côte des Bœufs at L'Hermitage

The site is a hillside in the neighbourhood of L'Hermitage, which adjoins Pontoise. Pissarro lived at Pontoise, near Paris, for most of the period between 1866-83.

The small touches of broken colour and the heavily textured surface are characteristic of the artist's technique at this period.

Key facts

Artist dates
1830 - 1903
Full title
The Côte des Bœufs at L'Hermitage
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
114.9 x 87.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by C.S. Carstairs to the Tate Gallery through the Art Fund, 1926; transferred, 1950
Inventory number
Location in Gallery