Woman Bathing Her Feet in a Brook

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

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).

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 248

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

Extended information about this artwork

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