Wooded Landscape at L'Hermitage, Pontoise

Wooded Landscape at L'Hermitage, Pontoise

1879

Camille Pissarro

(French, 1830-1903)

Softground, aquatint, and drypoint

Platemark: 21.9 x 26.9 cm (8 5/8 x 10 9/16 in.); Overall: 26.9 x 35.6 cm (10 9/16 x 14 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 2004.105

Catalogue raisonné: Delteil 16, state V/V; Shapiro VI/VI

State: V/V

Edition: 50

Location

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Pissarro made this print for the journal Le Jour et la nuit that he planned with Edgar Degas, but was never realized.

Description

Camille Pissarro depicted this view of Pontoise, the Parisian suburb where he lived at the time, using a range of etching techniques. He evoked the effects of natural light amid the shadowy forest by combining grainy aquatint with softground—a process that creates loose, painterly lines and tone. Although primarily known as painters, many of the Impressionists took up printmaking, developing new techniques to translate the effects of natural light. Pissarro, especially, experimented with etching, working extensively with the technique alongside Edgar Degas around the time this print was made.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Aquatint
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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