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.

Date:

c. 1870

Artist:

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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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Camille Pissarro

Title

Snow at Louveciennes

Origin

France

Date

1864–1874

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Signed lower right: C. Pissarro

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1973.673

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