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Camille Pissarro
VUE DE BAZINCOURT EN HIVER
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Camille Pissarro
VUE DE BAZINCOURT EN HIVER
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Camille Pissarro
1830 - 1903
VUE DE BAZINCOURT EN HIVER
Signed C. Pissarro. and dated 98 (lower left)
Oil on canvas
18 1/8 by 21 5/8 in.
46 by 55 cm
Painted in 1898.
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Provenance

Julie Pissarro, France (the artist's wife; by descent in 1904)
Jeanne-Bonin Pissarro, France (the artist's daughter; a gift from the above in 1921)
Jacques Dubourg, Paris (acquired in 1948)
Sale: Palais d’Orsay, Paris, March 22, 1979, lot 68
Sale: Christie’s, London, July 3, 1979, lot 52
Galerie Daniel Malingue, Paris
R. Fraser Elliott, Toronto (acquired from the above in 1979)
A gift from the estate of the above in 2005

Literature

Joachim Pissarro & Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Pissarro, Catalogue critique des peintures, vol. III, Paris, 2005, no. 1242, illustrated in color p. 774

Catalogue Note

Vue de Bazincourt en hiver was painted after Pissarro abandoned the Neo-Impressionist aesthetic and joyously returned to working en plein air rather than secluded in his studio. He exclaimed to Monet, “It seemed so good to me to work outside, it had been two years since I last dared to attempt the adventure” (quoted in Joachim Pissarro, Camille Pissarro, New York, 1993, p. 224).

During the last twenty years of his life, Pissarro focused his attention on the pastures of small French villages outside of Normandy, particularly Eragny-sur-Epte and Bazincourt. These landscape paintings have a distinct compositional organization as well as a heightened vantage point, such as in the present work, where the steeple of the church at Bazincourt peeks out of the treetops in the distance, across the meadows at Éragny.

One related painting, Vue de ma fenêtre, Éragny dating from 1886-88 and now in the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford, was executed from a second-floor window in the artist's house (see fig. 1). This work encompasses a view of the family's garden in the foreground of the fields between Éragny and Bazincourt which is bisected by a high wall pulled down in 1893 when the barn was converted into a studio for the artist.

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