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Rue de Voisins
painting

Pissarro, Camille
Europe, France
1871

1969.67

oil/oil paint
46 x 55.5 cm

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A Village Street, Louveciennes 1871 Camille Pissarro 1830-1903 Oil on canvas Pissarro was the oldest and most consistent Impressionist and was the only artist to exhibit at all of their shows. He moved to the Parisian suburb of Louveciennes in 1869 to join other painters such as Monet, Renoir and Sisley, but left in 1870 because of the Franco-Prussian War. This view was painted after his return in 1871. Suburbs interested the Impressionists as modern subjects. Villages like Louveciennes had become subsumed by Paris, while rail made them accessible to middle-class tourists. Here Pissarro records a way of life under threat. This example was bought in the 1870s by Samuel Barlow, whose dye and bleach works were in Manchester. His was the first Impressionist collection in Britain. Purchased with the assistance of the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund 1969.67