In 1893, Pissarro and his wife moved to Epping in the Essex countryside. He told his father that there were many suitable spots nearby for painting landscapes, and described its forests and cottages as similar to those in Erangy, where the Pissarro family lived, only larger. The thick layers of paint and coloured shadows makes it reminiscent of Camille Pissarro’s work, and places it within the Impressionist tradition.
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Original: Oil paint on canvas 60.3 x 73 cm
Lucien Pissarro (1863 – 1944) was a French painter and illustrator, and the eldest child of Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro. In 1890 he moved to England on a permanent basis, and created many of his most famous works there. His work, like his father’s, was chiefly landscapes, concentrating on the effects of light and weather conditions. After his move to England, Pissarro helped to found the Camden Town Group of artists along with Walter Richard Sickert. His dedication to the landscapes of both England and France led him to describe himself as a ‘Channel painter’.