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Snow at Louveciennes

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

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  • A work made of oil on panel.


c. 1870


Camille Pissarro
French, 1830-1903

About this artwork

Camille Pissarro made this small oil on panel painting showing trees and houses blanketed by a heavy snow at Louveciennes, the village west of Paris where he lived. Using a limited palette of shades of white, brown, blue, tan, gray, and green to evoke the gray skies and freshly fallen snow of a cold winter day, Pissarro created a scene that has the freshness and spontaneity of a work painted outdoors. Only the footsteps of a solitary figure, walking below the screen of trees, break the silence of this intimate and poetic winter scene.


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Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Camille Pissarro


Snow at Louveciennes


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on panel


Signed lower right: C. Pissarro


32.3 × 47.5 cm (12 3/4 × 18 11/16 in.)

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Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Endowment

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