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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Camille Pissarro, French, 1830–1903

Landscape at Osny

1887, printed 1894

Etching

platemark: 11.6 × 15.5 cm (4 9/16 × 6 1/8 in.) framed: 49.5 × 62.2 × 2.5 cm (19 1/2 × 24 1/2 × 1 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.69
For Camille Pissarro, as for Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, whom Pissarro admired and in whose company he sometimes painted, printmaking was an experimental medium. Although Pissarro never made a cliché-verre, he made close to two hundred etchings and lithographs, and even two relief plates on metal. He reworked some of his etchings over a period of many years, producing for some plates a dozen different states. This simple but affecting rendition of a landscape at Osny, a town not far from Auvers-sur-Oise—where Pissarro had made his etched portrait of Paul Cézanne—manifests both his love for nature and his use of light and dark areas to create a mood as well as a recognizable view.
Geography: 
Made in France
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 

William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Arthur Ross Foundation, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Suzanne Boorsch et al., Meant to Be Shared: The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2015), 142, pl. 60.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.