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The Public Garden at Pontoise  1874

by Camille Pissarro

Pissarro’s paintings of the mid-1870s are largely devoted to the fields and roads near his home in Pontoise. Here, he turned to a more urban subject, of the type favored by colleagues such as Monet and Renoir: the town’s public garden. The view across the Montmorency plain toward Paris may be glimpsed at left, beyond the spire of Pontoise's Notre-Dame church. But rather th...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art