Lordship Lane Station, Dulwich
Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)
Oil on canvas
Height: 67.5 cm ( frame ); Width: 96.5 cm ( frame ); Depth: 11.5 cm ( frame ); Height: 44.5 cm ( canvas ); Width: 72.5 cm ( canvas );
Signed, bottom right & recto, C. Pissarro 1871
Courtauld, Samuel; bequest; 1948
About this work
Pissarro spent over a year in London as a refugee from the Franco-Prussian war. Lordship Lane Station (now demolished) was near his home in Norwood. The train steaming towards us is viewed from a footbridge. This south London suburb was still growing; areas of undeveloped land punctuate the rows of new houses beside the railway. But Pissarro’s deliberately drab painting of an overcast day is curiously devoid of people. He originally included a man mowing the grassy slope to the right, but painted him out.
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