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Place Lafayette, Rouen
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Place Lafayette, Rouen


Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)

Oil on canvas

Height: 46.3 cm ( canvas ); Width: 55.7 cm ( canvas ); Height: 67.2 cm ( frame ); Depth: 9.2 cm ( frame ); Width: 76.5 cm ( frame );

Signed, bottom left & recto, C. Pissarro, 1883

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1932

About this work
Pissarro produced thirteen paintings during his three-month stay in Rouen in 1883. He described the northern French city as having terrific character and being as beautiful as Venice.

This view looks down from his hotel room onto Place Lafayette. The quays on either side of the river Seine are lined with ships and factory buildings. The basilica Notre-Dame de Bonsecours appears on top of the distant hills. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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