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The Harvest, Pontoise (La Récolte, Pontoise)  1881

by Camille Pissarro

The theme of potato gathering recurs in Pissarro’s oeuvre in a number of media—pencil, gouache, oil, and prints—over a period of thirty years. The artist is borrowing a subject from the great Barbizon painter Camille Corot, while anticipating the more staccato, broken brushwork of later artists such as Georges Seurat. In the Lehman Collection painting, Pissarro’s treatment...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art