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The Banks of the Marne in Winter

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Camille Pissarro
French, 1830-1903

About this artwork

Exhibited at the Salon of 1866, this landscape was made by Camille Pissarro in deliberate opposition to the pastoral scenes of his mentor and unofficial teacher Camille Corot. Instead of using various brushes to create a beautifully crafted and refined surface, Pissarro loaded his paint on heavily, often with a palette knife, in emulation of Gustave Courbet. The subject, an empty rural winter landscape, is resolutely unpicturesque and purposefully devoid of the great oaks and ancient ruins of traditional Salon landscapes.


On View, Gallery 222


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Camille Pissarro


The Banks of the Marne in Winter


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Inscribed lower right: C. Pissarro 1866


91.8 × 150.2 cm (36 1/8 × 59 1/8 in.)

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Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection

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