Art by Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro
La Récolte Des Foins, Eragny
Oil on canvas
51 by 66cm
Painted in 1887

The color of this work are simply amazing!  Auch, so beautiful it hurts. Executed in 1887, the present work is a wonderfully rich depiction of the fields near Camille Pissarro's house in Eragny, a small village on the banks of the river Epte. Camille Pissarro and his family moved to Eragny in the spring of 1884. In July 1892 Camille Pissarro, with the financial help of Claude Monet who lived in neighboring Giverny, purchased the house his family had been renting for the previous eight years; the house exists to this day, in a street named after the artist.

Camille Pissarro's La Récolte Des Foins, Eragny, detail

Camille Pissarro was delighted with the tranquility of his new environment and with the endless source of inspiration it offered him. In a letter to his son Lucien dated March 1, 1884, the artist wrote: "Yes, we've made up our minds on Eragny-sur-Epte. The house is superb and inexpensive: a thousand francs, with garden and meadow. It's two hours from Paris. I found the region much more beautiful than Compiègne"

The above work will be offered for sale at:
Sotheby's New York
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale
November 2nd 2010

Estimate: $3,000,00 - $5,000,000