La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

1866

Camille Pissarro

(French, 1830-1903)

Etching

Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds 1976.20

Catalogue raisonné: Delteil 5

State: I/II

Impression: proof impression

Location

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Camille Pissarro favored rural life and lived in the small village of La Roche-Guyon during the 1860s, when this print was made.

Description

A very early etching by the Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro, this view of the massive rocks at La Roche-Guyon reveals the artist’s painterly attitude toward printmaking. Using only the etched line and a layer of ink left on his printing plate's surface, Pissarro created a dramatic landscape filled with brilliant sunlight and soft shadows.

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

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