Support: Blue chine collé
Image: 21 x 14.2 cm (8 1/4 x 5 9/16 in.); Paper: 32.5 x 24.8 cm (12 13/16 x 9 3/4 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1987.80
Catalogue raisonné: Delteil vol.17, no.184
State: proof no.27
The street seen here was located near the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris's first commercial train station.
Pissarro first worked in lithography in 1874 but, after a dozen attempts, abandoned the medium until 1894. Then, within the space of a few years, he executed about 50 examples. These lithographs record a variety of subjects, including scenes of Rouen and Paris. The artist's bold, quickly drawn lines capture the energy and bustle of these cities.
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