Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight)

Camille Pissarro French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 820

By the time of Pissarro’s fourth visit to Rouen in 1898, he was "already familiar with the motifs there." The artist depicted many of the same cityscapes that he had tackled previously, but also scouted out new scenes, such as this one. On August 19, he wrote to his son Lucien: "Yesterday I found an excellent place from which I can paint the rue de l'Epicerie and even the market, a really interesting one, which takes place every Friday." Pissarro painted the view three times, but The Met's picture is the only one that shows the market in progress.

#6286. Rue de l'Épicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight)

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Rue de l'Epicerie, Rouen (Effect of Sunlight), Camille Pissarro (French, Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas 1830–1903 Paris), Oil on canvas

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