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The Church at Eragny
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The Church at Eragny

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Description From 1884 until his death, Pissarro lived in relative isolation in Eragny-sur-Epte, a village in northwestern France. Though he participated in all eight Impressionist shows, his approach to painting continued to evolve throughout his career. This picture, with its staccato brushwork, shows Pissarro's interest in Pointillism, a technique of painting explored by the younger painter Georges Seurat. Pointillism relies on the eye's ability to blend small areas of contrasting colors to produce the illusion of a full spectrum.
Date Description Narrative
3/01/1992Examinationexamined for condition
3/02/1992Treatmentcleaned; coated
7/01/1992Treatmentrepaired; loss compensation; coated
8/01/2000Treatmentloss compensation
  • Before Monet: Landscape Painting in France and Impressionist Masters: Highlights from The Walters Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
  • 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.
  • 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 Durand-Ruel, Paris, January, 1910, no. 34; Erwin Swan, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; M. Knoedler and Co., New York, March 1954 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Jacob Blaustein, Baltimore, 1954, by purchase; Barbara B. Hirschhorn, Elizabeth B. Roswell and Morton K. Blaustein [date of acquisition unknown], by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1991, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: Pissarro; [Date] Lower left: '84
Credit Gift of Barbara B. Hirschhorn, Elizabeth B. Roswell, and Mary Jane Blaustein in memory of Jacob and Hilda Blaustein, 1991

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1884 (Impressionist)
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 21 1/4 x W: 26 5/16 in. (54 x 66.8 cm); Framed H: 34 3/4 x W: 30 x D: 3 5/8 in. (88.27 x 76.2 x 9.21 cm)
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Not On View

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