Paul-Émile PISSARRO (1884 - 1972)

Study of Willow Trees Sold

Watercolour, over a pencil underdrawing.
Signed and dated Paulémile Pissarro. 1926. at the lower left.
Inscribed Saules à Lyons on the verso.
482 x 320 mm. (19 x 12 5/8 in.)

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As noted by the artist on the verso. this watercolour was drawn in 1926 at Lyons-la-Fôret in Upper Normandy, where Paul-Émile Pissarro had settled two years previously. The present sheet shows the particular influence of Paul Cézanne on the young Pissarro. The younger artist met Cézanne several times in Paris, and he would have also known the master’s work well from the paintings which hung in the Pissarro home in Eragny. Cézanne’s influence on the young Pissarro’s work is evident in the overall tonality of many of his paintings and watercolours, as well as his preference for a palette knife over a paintbrush in later years.

Paul-Émile PISSARRO

Study of Willow Trees

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