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.

Date:

1866

Artist:

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

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 222

Artist

Camille Pissarro

Title

The Banks of the Marne in Winter

Origin

France

Date

1866

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: C. Pissarro 1866

Dimensions

91.8 × 150.2 cm (36 1/8 × 59 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1957.306

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