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At the Window, rue des Trois Frères

A work made of pastel on cream wove pastel paper, perimeter mounted on light gray wove paper.
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  • A work made of pastel on cream wove pastel paper, perimeter mounted on light gray wove paper.

Date:

1878–79

Artist:

Camille Pissarro
French, 1830–1903

About this artwork

Camille Pissarro composed this pastel in front of a window in his apartment in the Montmartre district of Paris. He used his wife Julie as a model, as well as two young girls, who possibly memorialize his recently deceased daughters. Pissarro created many works at his rural residences outside of Paris, but in this pastel he embraced the interior—yet visibly urban—setting of his rented home. Even indoors, Pissarro found a way to investigate the effects of natural light, which is characteristic of his Impressionist style.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 242

Artist

Camille Pissarro

Title

At the Window, rue des Trois Frères

Origin

France

Date

Made 1878

Medium

Pastel on cream wove pastel paper, perimeter mounted on light gray wove paper

Inscriptions

Signed and dated recto, lower right, in white pastel, over light blue pastel: C Pissarro"

Dimensions

380 × 263 mm (primary support); 382 × 264 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2012.89

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