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Market Scene, Town Square

Accession Number
2014/1.616

Title
Market Scene, Town Square

Artist(s)
Camille Pissarro

Object Creation Date
mid 19th century

Medium & Support
watercolor and gouache on paper

Dimensions
17 3/8 x 18 1/2 x 3 in. ( 44.13 x 46.99 x 7.62 cm )

Credit Line
Bequest from the Estate and Trust of Elise Reeder Olton

Subject matter
This scene represents a market, probably in one of the small Norman towns that Pissarro either lived in or visited frequently during the 1870s-1890s, such as Pontoise and Gisors.

Physical Description
This drawing shows a street scene with a number of people at a market, many of whom are carrying blue or white umbrellas. A lamp post is in the foreground, and line drawings of buildings comprise the background, and birds fly in the sky amid quickly sketched out white-grey clouds. The color palette is comprised of blues, browns, whites, greens and specks of red.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
cityscape

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
cities
market towns
marketplaces
markets (events)
people (agents)
rural life
shopping centers
townscapes (representations)
umbrellas

2 Related Resources

Food Cultures
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Rural Realism 
(Part of: HISTART 271: Origins Of Modernism: Art And Culture In Nineteenth Century France)

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