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Young Peasant Having Her Coffee

A work made of black chalk on buff laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black chalk on buff laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper.

Date:

1879/80

Artist:

Camille Pissarro
French, 1830-1903

About this artwork

Beloved for his Impressionist landscapes, around 1880 Pissarro turned his attention to the human figure, producing Young Peasant Having Her Coffee, a monumental canvas of a humble subject, among other works. Hands and feet have gained notoriety for being the most difficult body parts to draw, and this sheet reveals the artist’s struggle to depict his subject’s hands. The painting was shown with a group of other new figure pictures at the seventh Impressionist exhibition in 1882. Exceedingly rare, this is the largest of the artist’s preparatory drawings.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Camille Pissarro

Title

Young Peasant Having Her Coffee

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1879–1880

Medium

Black chalk on buff laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right, in graphite: "61a"

Dimensions

61.4 × 47.9 cm (24 3/16 × 18 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Regenstein Endowment Fund

Reference Number

2010.540

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