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Côte des Grouettes, near Pontoise  1878

by Camille Pissarro

The patch of purple flowers at the lower left adds a sprightly note to this canvas, which probably dates to the spring of 1878. Featuring strollers on a path, it is typical of Pissarro’s views of Pontoise and its surroundings, almost all of which show the peasants who worked the land or lived in the village. Pissarro painted in the region for almost two decades, beginning ...
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Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art