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Mother Jolly Mending (La Mère Jolly raccommodant)

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Mother Jolly Mending (La Mère Jolly raccommodant)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Camille Pissarro
French, 1830–1903

Date

1874

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

2019.222

Dimensions

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Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 2, Gallery 205

Description

Camille Pissarro was one of the leading figures of Impressionism. Unlike the other Impressionists, who mostly focused on bustling Paris and its fashionable suburbs in their work, Pissarro explored rural life. This richly detailed scene is close in theme and spirit to the works of Jean-François Millet, the painter of dignified peasant subjects of the previous generation. At the same time, Pissarro’s broad brushwork reveals his growing concern with painterly structure and physicality of form—concerns he shared with Paul Cézanne, his close friend and frequent painting companion at the time.

Credit

Doris and Shouky Shaheen Collection

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