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Route to Versailles, Louveciennes

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Description In 1869, Pissarro settled in Louveciennes, a suburban village northwest of Paris frequented by the Impressionists. Pissarro often painted his own house and studio, which were situated on the north side of the village on the road to Versailles, in varying seasons and climatic conditions. When Paris was under siege during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), the Prussians garrisoned their troops in Pissarro's house, destroying most of his early paintings. This painting, one of his few surviving early works, reflects Pissarro's affinities with Claude Monet, a frequent houseguest, who was also attracted to this site.
Date Description Narrative
10/25/1951Treatmentcleaned; coated
10/27/1961Treatmentcleaned; coated
2/21/1979Treatmentcleaned; re-framed
10/24/1980Examinationexamined for condition
11/22/1982Examinationexamined for loan
8/24/1992Examinationexamined for condition
5/04/1995Examinationexamined for condition
11/09/1995Treatmentloss compensation
2/11/1997Examinationexamined for condition
8/24/1998Examinationexamined for condition
3/24/2005Examinationexamined for condition
  • Millet and Barbizon Art. Matsumoto City Museum, Matsumoto City; Tokuyama City Museum of Art and History, Tokuyama; Kasama Nichido Museum, Kasama City; Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa. 1996.
  • From Ingres to Gauguin: French Nineteenth Century Paintings Owned in Maryland. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1951.
  • Camille Pissarro. Hayward Gallery, London; Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston. 1980-1981.
  • Retrospective: Camille Pissarro. Art Life, Ltd., Tokyo. 1984.
  • Origins of Impressionism. Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 1994-1995.
  • Parallels and Precedents: Baltimore's George A. Lucas Collection. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1995.
  • Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
  • Impressionists in Winter: Effets de Neige. The Phillips Collection, Washington; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. 1998-1999.
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
  • Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. 2000-2002.
  • A Magnificent Age: Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte. 2002-2004.
  • The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes from Corot to Manet. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
  • Camille Pissarro: The Evolution of an Impressionist, 1864-1874. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis. 2007-2008.
  • 19th Century Masterpieces from the Walters Art Museum. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin. 2010-2011.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Pierre-Firmin Martin, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; The George A. Lucas Collection, Baltimore, January 7, 1870, by purchase; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, May 9, 1910, by bequest [Henry Walters as executor]; Walters Art Museum, June 1, 1944, by indefinite loan; Walters Art Museum, 1996, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature]: Lower left: C. Pissarro
Credit Museum purchase with exchange funds from the gifts of Mrs. T. Willing Balch, Mrs. Ludlow Baldwin, Mrs. Joseph Bryan III, Gabriele Bruck, Misses Elizabeth L. and Louise M. Clark, Mrs. Denison Frick, Mr. David R. Harrison, Mrs. Frances W. Haussner, The Haussner Family Limited Partnership, Mr. Martin Horowitz, Mrs. Jane Lipman in memory of Leroy and Elizabeth Lipman, the estate of Rita Lowenstein, Mrs. Thelma Pierce, Sara D. Redmond, Harriet Rowland, Louis E. Shecter, Mrs. Henriette Stevens, James and Jean Tebay, and William C. Whittridge, and the bequests of Miss Laura F. Delano, Laura Delano Eastman, Mrs. Ruth Mangels Wineholt Eppler, Mr. Stephen Glazer, Mr. Philip B. Perlman, Mary Saunders Ward, Mrs. Frances Eaton Weld, and H. Morris Whitehurst, 1996–2008

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H: 15 1/8 x W: 18 1/4 in. (38.4 x 46.3 cm); Framed H: 23 7/8 x W: 27 7/8 x D: 4 11/16 in. (60.64 x 70.8 x 11.91 cm)

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