Museum Folkwang
L'hermitage à Pontoise
  • Camille Pissarro
  • L'hermitage à Pontoise, um 1875/76

  • Hermitage in Pontoise
  • Oil on canvas
  • 49 x 65 cm
  • Acquired in 1983 with the support of the Alfred und Cläre Pott-Stiftung, the Eugen-und-Agnes-Waldthausen-und-Platzhoff-Museums-Stiftung and the Folkwang-Museumsverein
  • Inv. G 472
  • CommentaryCamille Pissarro was the son of a French businessman with Portuguese roots and a Creole mother. In Paris, where he started going to school in 1842, he had his first drawing classes. Later (from 1855) he studied art at the Academie de Suisse there and through the school got to know Claude Monet at first and then in 1861 Paul Cézanne as well. He studied the work of Gustave Courbet intensively, before finding his own style around 1866. The view of the Hermitage, and old part of the small town of Pontoise situated north-west of Paris, marks the beginning of Pissarro’s occupation with the problem of subtle breaking down of color. Unlike earlier versions of ‘L’Hermitage’ made in the years 1866-1869, light and color are depicted in a nuanced, shaded variety and a new painting technique employed: short, broad brushstrokes and their optical merger create a new impression of color. At the same time, Pissarro retains the stability of his pictorial structure; Paul Cézanne would later draw on this.
  • Provenance1983, Galerie Hans Strelow, Düseldorf
    seit 1983
  • Obj_Id: 3,173
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Painting, Sculpture, Media Art
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 187
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Gemäldesammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: L'hermitage à Pontoise
  • Obj_Title2_S: Hermitage in Pontoise
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  • Obj_Dating_S: um 1875/76
  • Jahr von: 1,875
  • Jahr bis: 1,876
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: G 472
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: G 0472
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Painting
  • Obj_Crate_S: 49 x 65 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Oil on canvas
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Oil on canvas
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1983 with the support of the Alfred und Cläre Pott-Stiftung, the Eugen-und-Agnes-Waldthausen-und-Platzhoff-Museums-Stiftung and the Folkwang-Museumsverein
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
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Camille Pissarro was the son of a French businessman with Portuguese roots and a Creole mother. In Paris, where he started going to school in 1842, he had his first drawing classes. Later (from 1855) he studied art at the Academie de Suisse there and through the school got to know Claude Monet at first and then in 1861 Paul Cézanne as well. He studied the work of Gustave Courbet intensively, before finding his own style around 1866. The view of the Hermitage, and old part of the small town of Pontoise situated north-west of Paris, marks the beginning of Pissarro’s occupation with the problem of subtle breaking down of color. Unlike earlier versions of ‘L’Hermitage’ made in the years 1866-1869, light and color are depicted in a nuanced, shaded variety and a new painting technique employed: short, broad brushstrokes and their optical merger create a new impression of color. At the same time, Pissarro retains the stability of his pictorial structure; Paul Cézanne would later draw on this.