The Garden of the Tuileries on a Spring Morning

Artist: Camille Pissarro (French, Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas 1830–1903 Paris)

Date: 1899

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 28 7/8 x 36 1/4 in. (73.3 x 92.1 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Partial and Promised Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dillon, 1992

Accession Number: 1992.103.3

Description

This picture, like the two winter views of the Jardin des Tuileries by Pissarro in the Museum's collection (66.36 and 1979.414), belongs to a series that he painted from his apartment in the rue de Rivoli in 1899. Here, spring has arrived: underneath the blooming trees and soft blue sky, a woman can be seen at lower center, pushing a brightly-attired baby in a carriage. Having sold a number of the scenes to his dealer Durand-Ruel, later that year Pissarro rented the same apartment and executed another fourteen works.

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