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Woman Bathing Her Feet in a Brook

Small dots of soft color form a woman in a red shirt and brown skirt seen up close, washing her bare feet in a lush brook while seated on a sloping bank.
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  • Small dots of soft color form a woman in a red shirt and brown skirt seen up close, washing her bare feet in a lush brook while seated on a sloping bank.

Date:

1894/95

Artist:

Camille Pissarro
French, 1830-1903

About this artwork

Camille Pissarro referred to this painting in a letter of November 1894, when he wrote to his son Lucien that he wanted to send him a picture of “a little peasant girl dipping her feet in the water.” At the time, he considered the work almost finished but still lacking “that little something,” exclaiming optimistically, “I think I will get it, I feel it!” His continued ruminations on the composition may explain its heavily encrusted surface. After finishing it, he painted a variation featuring a nude (a rarity for the artist) in the same pose and setting (1895; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).

Status

On View, Gallery 248

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Camille Pissarro

Title

Woman Bathing Her Feet in a Brook

Origin

France

Date

1894–1895

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: C.Pissarro 95

Dimensions

73 × 92 cm (28 1/2 × 36 in.)

Credit Line

A Millennium Gift of Sara Lee Corporation

Reference Number

1999.364

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