Rabbit Warren at Pontoise, Snow

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1879

Artist:

Camille Pissarro
French, 1830-1903

About this artwork

Along with Impressionist painters Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro pursued the theme of snow throughout his career, producing nearly 100 “snow” paintings. In 1879 France experienced an extraordinarily severe winter, which Pissarro explored in this and other works painted at his home in Pontoise, 30 miles west of Paris, along the Seine River. In Rabbit Warren, snow covers the ground, houses, and vegetation in a frothy coat that resulted from the artist’s vigorous brushwork. Throughout, small spots of color in the chimneys, greenish shrubs, and clothing of the man at right punctuate what is otherwise a predominately yellowish white and uninhabited fragment of nature.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 201

Artist

Camille Pissarro

Title

Rabbit Warren at Pontoise, Snow

Origin

France

Date

1879

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: C. Pissarro '79

Dimensions

59.2 × 72.3 cm (23 5/16 × 28 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marshall Field

Reference Number

1964.200

Extended information about this artwork

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