The Marketplace at Gisors (Rue Cappeville)

Camille Pissarro, French, 1830 - 1903


Etching and drypoint

Plate: 7 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches (20 x 14.3 cm) Sheet: 11 5/8 x 8 inches (29.5 x 20.3 cm)

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Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Purchased with the Joseph E. Temple Fund and the Edgar Viguers Seeler Fund, 1948

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A painter who delighted in rainy days, Pissarro aimed for a soft gray look in many of his prints. He invented a tool for the purpose, a cone of rolled emery paper, with which he would roughen parts of his designs. The roughened patches would then print a muted tonalities.