Woman and Child at the Well

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

Image actions

  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1882

Artist:

Camille Pissarro
French, 1830-1903

About this artwork

By the 1880s, Camille Pissarro, like most of his Impressionist colleagues, sought an alternative to the style he had employed over the previous decade, deciding to focus on figures rather than landscapes. Of the 36 paintings he showed at the seventh Impressionist exhibition, in the spring of 1882, 27 were figural. Woman and Child at the Well is one of a series of works depicting peasant girls taking a break from their chores, their poses and gestures suggesting narratives that remain ambiguous. As the model for the boy in this composition, Pissarro used his fourth son, Ludovic-Rodolphe, who was four years old at the time.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 248

Artist

Camille Pissarro

Title

Woman and Child at the Well

Origin

France

Date

1882

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left.: C.Pissarro / 82

Dimensions

81.5 × 66.4 cm (32 1/8 × 26 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1922.436

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share