Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) Boulevard de Rochechouart, 1880
Pastel on beige wove paper
23 9/16 x 28 15/16 in. (59.9 x 73.5 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1996.5
Lively strokes of pastel in a multitude of colors create a transparent atmosphere that envelops figures and architecture in the flow of urban life. The high viewpoint plunges the viewer into this Parisian scene.
Camille Pissarro (1830–1903) Peasant Women Weeding the Grass, c. 1894
Etching printed in blue, red, yellow, and black on cream laid paper
Sheet: 6 5/16 x 7 1/2 in. (16 x 19 cm)
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1962.91
In this late work — a proof impression with the artist’s own notations on the sheet — Pissarro renders simplified forms with strong outlines, color contrasts, and minimal detail.