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Camille Pissarro, View from Louveciennes

Key facts
Full title View from Louveciennes
Artist Camille Pissarro
Artist dates 1830 - 1903
Date made 1869-70
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 52.7 × 81.9 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917, The National Gallery, London. In partnership with Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.
Inventory number NG3265
Location Room 44
Collection Main Collection
View from Louveciennes
Camille Pissarro

Pissarro and his family moved to Louveciennes in the spring of 1869, and he may have painted this picture shortly afterwards, or possibly in the spring of 1870. Only 30 minutes west of Paris by train, Louveciennes was an important location for early Impressionism, as it was one of the small towns and villages that were frequently visited in the late 1860s and early 1870s by the Impressionist painters.

Louveciennes itself is some distance away to the left, beyond the picture. The group of houses in the middle of the painting is the neighbouring village of Voisins, and part of the Marly aqueduct can be seen against the sky.

Pissarro has structured the landscape as a series of layered bands, with the road and a row of bushes or vines in the foreground and, in the distance, the hills and aqueduct. The picture’s soft tones and warm earthy colours show Corot’s influence upon Pissarro, although the loose fluid brushwork aligns it with Impressionism.

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